Senators call for Franken to resign over latest allegations

Al Franken
In this Nov. 27, 2017 photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of New Hampshire’s Democratic senators is calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to resign following a new sexual misconduct accusation from a former Democratic congressional aide.

Sen. Maggie Hassan says it’s clear that Franken “engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women, and he should resign.” She was joined Wednesday by several other female senators also calling on the two-term senator to step aside, including Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on her Facebook page.

Franken denied the latest allegation that he tried to forcibly kiss the aide after a taping of his radio show in 2006. The senator is already facing a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into previous claims by several other women that he groped them or sought to forcibly kiss them.

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly has also called for Franken’s resignation: