Sen. Al Franken resigned Thursday after eight women in recent weeks accused him of sexual misconduct. The unnamed woman said Franken had tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006, and when she rejected his advances, Franken allegedly told her, “It’s my right as an entertainer.” Franken has denied the accusation.
The story, some outlets reported, is what tipped many of Franken’s colleagues over the edge. On Wednesday afternoon, in what appeared to be a coordinated effort, several Democratic woman senators called for Franken to resign.
Conyers and Franken were not the only Democrats facing harassment allegations. “So I would hope that maybe the President of the United States would pay attention to what’s going on and think about resigning.”
Following Franken’s speech, Sanders repeated the sentiment on Twitter.