Six female senators, all democrats, call on Minnesota senator Al Franken to resign

Update 1:14 p.m. – The total number of senators calling on Franken to resign is 23, 12 male 11 female.

Update 11:28 a.m. – Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana have also begun calling for Franken to resign.

Six female Democratic senators and one male senator have all called for Minnesota senator Al Franken to resign.  The calls come weeks after allegations of sexual harassment came to light.  Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kristen Gillibrand of New York, Patty Murray of Washington, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii have all released statements calling on Franken to resign. Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania Bob Casey is now the first male to come forward calling on Franken to resign.  Franken is currently under investigation by the Senate Ethics committee into the allegations against him.


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