Senate Democrat politicians are turning on Senator Al Franken.
Following reports that a sixth woman came forward accusing Senator Franken of sexual misconduct, Senate Democrats called for his resignation.
The New York Times reports:
More than half the Senate’s Democrats, including the Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, called for Senator Al Franken to resign Wednesday, after a sixth woman came forward to charge that the Minnesota Democrat had made an improper advance on her.
“Senator Franken should resign,” Mr. Schumer said in a statement. “I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect his accomplishments, but he has a higher obligation to his constituents and the Senate, and he should step down immediately.”
Mr. Franken scheduled an announcement Thursday on his future in the Senate, and Minnesota Public Radio reported that he would be leaving.
“Enough is enough,” declared Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand added:
“I have been shocked and disappointed to learn over the last few weeks that a colleague I am fond of personally has engaged in behavior toward women that is unacceptable,” Ms. Gillibrand said. “I consider Senator Franken to be a friend and have enjoyed working with him in the Senate in our shared fight to help American families. But this moment of reckoning about our friends and colleagues who have been accused of sexual misconduct is necessary, and it is painful. We must not lose sight that this watershed moment is bigger than any one industry, any one party, or any one person.”
Senate Democrats took to Twitter to express their “outrage.”
The sudden turn on Franken raises questions about the Democrats true agenda.
Democrats are finally throwing Franken under the bus in a desperate attempt to maintain any credibility with women voters.