>> I just want to say a few words.>> Several Democratic senators are now calling on Al Franken to resign. This after another woman came forward to accuse the Minnesota senator of trying to forcibly kiss her. The senators, including Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren, are the first Democratic senators to publicly call for Franken to step down since the allegations made by several women surfaced.
Franken has apologized for most of the incidents, including claims of gropings and forcible kissing. And has said he would cooperate with the Senate ethics probe into his behavior. But Gillibrand Wednesday said that wasn't enough. Quote, the allegations against Senator Franken describe behavior that cannot be tolerated. While he's entitled to an Ethics Committee hearing, I believe he should step aside to let someone else serve.
Senator Bob Casey, joining a now growing number of his colleagues, agreed. Tweeting, quote, we just can't believe women when it's convenient. And Tom Perez, the head of the DNC, also said it was time for Franken to go. This comes a day after Democratic congressman John Conyers retired following multiple harassment allegations.
And while similar scandals have rocked all sectors of public life from media, entertainment and politics, Roy Moore still has the support of his party and the President. Following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and assault against teenagers while he was in his thirties. As for Senator Franken, he said he'll address the calls for his resignation on Thursday.