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Franken resigns in defiant floor speech

- thehill.com
07 Dec 2017
Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison Keith Maurice Ellison Democrats turn on Al Franken The nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races MORE and Betty McCollum Betty Louise McCollum Democrats turn on Al Franken Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races House votes to overturn Obama mining ban in Minnesota MORE are both being ...

Inside the demise of Al Franken

07 Dec 2017
The delayed spurning of Franken is largely a testament to his popularity among his colleagues. Some, like Murray, Durbin and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), did not speak with Franken directly before they issued their resignation call, they said. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said she gave the Minnesota senator a courtesy heads-up that she would call for his resignation.
- politico.com

Schumer is 33rd Dem senator to call for Franken's resignation

- axios.com
07 Dec 2017
According to Politico , several Democratic women senators "had been talking among themselves about the Franken allegations for weeks," and decided that the next credible allegation would be the last straw. That led to a domino effect, with the vast majority of Senate Democrats now having called for Franken's resignation, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

As Franken's Support Collapses, Democrats Expect Resignation

07 Dec 2017
Radio host and Fox News panelist Leeann Tweeden held a press conference Thursday detailing her experience on a 2006 USO tour with then-comedian Al Franken and alleged that Franken forcibly kissed her during a skit written by Franken. She also said he groped her while she was asleep, providing photographic evidence. Sen. Franken has issued an apology and is open to a Senate ...
- nbcphiladelphia.com

Sen Al Franken will announce plans on Senate floor

- startribune.com
07 Dec 2017
Prominent Minnesota DFLers, who with few exceptions had refrained from demanding Franken's resignation in recent weeks, also changed their views Wednesday. They included U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison and Tim Walz, who all agreed that Franken must step down.

Sen Al Franken To Resign, Democratic Official

07 Dec 2017
The 14 women were joined by 17 male Senate Democrats: Schumer, Durbin, and Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Tom Carper of Delaware, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Gary Peters of Michigan, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Sheldon ...
- npr.org

Franken to make announcement Thursday as chorus grows for his resignation

- abcnews.go.com
07 Dec 2017
At least 28 senators have called for Franken's resignation, including Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Patty Murray of Washington, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Claire McCaskill of Missouri.
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