Franken resigns from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

08 December, 2017, 01:28 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • NEW YORK NY- MARCH 30  Comedian Al Franken performs at the Air America Radio Launch Party

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.

At least eight women have accused Franken of groping or trying to forcibly kiss them.

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.

Boston-based company places in top 5 best places to work
Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto was chosen as one of the best places to work in a recent survey.

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.

Recommended:

  • Graphic weather satellite image suggests Storm Caroline set to pound Ireland today

    Graphic weather satellite image suggests Storm Caroline set to pound Ireland today

    The heaviest and most frequent of the snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday. As Caroline clears, the winds will swing round to the north, bringing colder air and the return to more wintry conditions.
    Man Charged in 2010 Murder of NBA Player Lorenzen Wright

    Man Charged in 2010 Murder of NBA Player Lorenzen Wright

    Soon after, police offered a $21,000 reward for information about the case. "They said they found the murder weapon". Billy Turner , 46, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in Memphis, The Commerical Appeal reported .
    Guardiola: Silva Doubtful For Manchester Derby, City Not UCL Favourites

    Guardiola: Silva Doubtful For Manchester Derby, City Not UCL Favourites

    They moved too much. "You have to try to solve it (when teams pack the defence)". "It means we have done 39 points in a row". Chelsea have a big squad that can stand up to every game, so I hope they can go through December in a good way.
  • Pope Francis: I Cannot Hide 'My Deep Concern' Over Jerusalem

    Pope Francis: I Cannot Hide 'My Deep Concern' Over Jerusalem

    In his remarks, Pope Francis said the Holy Land was the "land par excellence of dialogue between God and mankind". He also voiced his hope that "peace and prosperity" would prevail for the Palestinian people.
    Kennedy Sends Mixed Messages in Supreme Court Cake Case

    Kennedy Sends Mixed Messages in Supreme Court Cake Case

    In 2013, it ruled that the federal government must recognize gay and lesbian marriages in the 12 states that had legalized them. Craig and Mullins, he noted, could have been served by "other good bakery shops that were available" in the Denver suburbs.
    Russian Federation  banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

    Russian Federation banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

    The commission noted that the McLaren Report did not mention that the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) participated in the system. As a result, no official from the Russian Ministry of Sport for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be accredited.
  • Fire rages near Bel Air, the Getty museum in Los Angeles

    Fire rages near Bel Air, the Getty museum in Los Angeles

    There are no reports of injuries, but the flames are dangerously close to the Getty Center and buildings nearby. The 101 remains open, but authorities warned drivers to be cautious traveling through the area.
    Arkansas reportedly reaches deal with SMU coach Chad Morris

    Arkansas reportedly reaches deal with SMU coach Chad Morris

    The Mustangs qualified for a bowl game this season for the first time since 2012 when June Jones was the head coach for SMU. Arkansas has agreed to a deal with SMU coach Chad Morris , according a person with knowledge of the decision.
    Creek Fire Chars Nearly 11400 Acres in Sylmar

    Creek Fire Chars Nearly 11400 Acres in Sylmar

    Along with the lack of much-needed rain, the Santa Ana winds have made it very hard to contain and put out the fires. On Tuesday, two risky fires swept through southern California, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.
  • Obama Gives Speech At Climate Change Summit As Mayors Sign Charter

    Obama Gives Speech At Climate Change Summit As Mayors Sign Charter

    The summit was called for after President Donald Trump rejected the Paris climate accord, after Obama signed it back in 2015. Mayor Emanuel has continued to push his way forward in city sustainability and environmental protections.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 may have 512GB of storage

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 may have 512GB of storage

    However, if the company starts using this storage module, we may be facing the prospects of losing the microSD card slot. However, that barrier has now been broken as Samsung today has officially announced its new 512GB embedded UFS solution.
    Rocker John Mayer undergoes emergency appendectomy

    Rocker John Mayer undergoes emergency appendectomy

    John Mayer was rushed to a New Orleans hospital early Tuesday morning (December 5) for emergency surgery. Dead & Company is now next scheduled to perform on Thursday at the Amway Center in Orlando , FL.


Popular

John Travolta's Gotti biopic delayed release
John Travolta headlines the film, which also stars Kelly Preston, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Stacy Keach. It is unclear if the film will find new distribution or when it's now scheduled to debut.

Sunni Waqf Board dismisses Sibal's plea in Ayodhya case
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi trained his guns at Kapil Sibal and the Congress and blamed Sibal for politicising the issue. Regarding the timing of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Sibal said, " We believe in the Lord, we don't believe in you Modi ji.

Google ramps up fight against inappropriate content
We want advertisers to have peace of mind that their ads are running alongside content that reflects their brand's values. The website said it is drastically increasing the number of people in charge of overseeing content.

Back Up, Curse Of Osiris Released]
If you own either of the souped-up consoles, you can finally see the worlds of Destiny 2 as they were meant to be seen in full 4K. Fortunately, the Power level you'll be required to reach is completely within reach even for casual Destiny 2 players.

Why Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Is Being Added to Investors Watchlist?
Rmb Capital Management Llc decreased Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) stake by 90,230 shares to 197,770 valued at $10.96M in 2017Q2. Associated Banc-Corp increased Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) stake by 10,688 shares to 84,591 valued at $3.50M in 2017Q2.