FULL LIST: Democratic Lawmakers Call for Al Franken to Resign

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A growing list of Democratic lawmakers have called on Sen. Al Franken to resign. The pleas come after another report of alleged sexual misconduct against Franken surfaced Wednesday morning.

The calls for him to resign have prompted Franken’s office to say he will have an announcement Thursday. Further details on the announcement haven’t been disclosed, but Franken has continuously denied intentional wrongdoing in the allegations and has apologized.

If he resigns, Franken would be the second member of Congress to step aside due to sexual harassment allegations. Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan announced Tuesday that he was stepping down immediately after over 50 years in Congress and endorsed his son in a subsequent election to replace him.

The calls for Franken’s resignation from fellow Democrats started with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who wrote Wednesday that she was “shocked” and “disappointed” after several women came forward with allegations that Franken inappropriately touched them.

“While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn’t acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve,” Gillibrand wrote in a statement to Facebook.

Following Gillibrand’s message, several other prominent Democrats came forward with calls for Franken to step down. See a list of those lawmakers below:


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.)


Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.)


Sen. Maggie Hassan (N.H.)


Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.)


Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)


Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.)


Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii)


Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.)


Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.)


Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (Pa.)</h3

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio)