Sexual harassment allegations have been coming in hot as of late. Celebrities, politicians, athletes and normal people have all been seeing numerous different accusations of sexual misconduct and a lot of them are long overdue. That being the case for one Democratic Senator who though he was above any wrongdoing.
Al Franken has made a lot of friends over the years as a comedian and a high ranking politician. But his time on top is quickly coming to a screeching halt now that several different women have accused him of sexual harassment during different comedy skits.
Now there are 7 more female Democrats, all of whom are demanding his resignation. This is what we have been waiting for, folks.
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, Patty Murray, Claire McCaskill, Tammy Baldwin, and Maggie Hassan all gave their demands for him to resign Wednesday morning.
They released a statement on Facebook:
“We have to rise to the occasion, and not shrink away from it, even when it’s hard, especially when it’s hard. That is what this larger moment is about.”
Several Democratic Senators have called on similar actions.
“Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside. I’ve struggled with this decision because he’s been a good Senator and I consider him a friend. But that cannot excuse his behavior and his mistreatment of women.”
Do you think he will actually resign?