A top Senate Democrat says that Al Franken will resign Thursday over allegations of sexual misconduct after another woman came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said: “I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow.” Wyden tweeted that “It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
Franken’s office said he would make an announcement Thursday, but did not specify the subject.
I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) December 6, 2017
Oregon’s two Democratic senators have joined their female counterparts in other states calling for Sen. Al Franken’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations.
Senator Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley both tweeted Wednesday that they hope Franken will step down.