Franken resigns from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims
08 December, 2017, 01:28 | Author: Warren Cooper
Over the last few weeks a number of women have come forward to talk about how they felt my actions that affected them. I will continue to stand up for the things I believe in as a citizen and as an activist.
The list of Democrats calling for Franken to leave the upper chamber has grown to more than 30, with most taking to Twitter to announce their position on his resignation. Female senators led the chorus.
"[Gillibrand] is an opportunist and a phony", Carlson said of the junior senator, who took the seat of Hillary Clinton after being appointed by then-Gov. He has been a fierce opponent of the Trump administration. One anonymous accuser was identified as a Democratic congressional aide, and another described her politics as "liberal". The first allegation surfaced on November 16. Among them were the top three ranking senators in the party - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of IL and Patty Murray of Washington.
Kaine writes in a letter to the Senate Office of Compliance that he will publicly release any information he receives to promote greater awareness of the problem and develop solutions. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. Settlements by senators, if any, have not been made public.
But he recognized that had had to step aside, and that in the weeks ahead, "I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate".
He said that Gillibrand "gave cover" to those accused of sexual misconduct when it was "convenient", noting claims by Juanita Broaddrick that the former president raped her.
Conant who worked in communications roles for the Republican National Committee and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 2012 presidential campaign said Pawlenty, 57, is the dream candidate for the GOP, NBC New reported. He immediately put his hand on my waist, grabbing a handful of flesh. Amy Klobuchar tweeted a response to the news on Wednesday afternoon: "Sexual harassment is unacceptable". In addition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for Franken's resignation.
The first allegation against Franken - for which he has apologized - was made by sports broadcaster and former model Leeann Tweeden, who said he forcibly kissed her, and touched her without consent as she slept, during a 2006 tour entertaining U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan.
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