Debbie Stabenow Joins 9 Other Women Senators Urging Al Franken to Resign
December 6th, 2017, 2:47 PM
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow joins nine other female senators Wednesday in calling on party colleague Al Franken to leave the Senate amid mounting sexual harassment allegations, The Detroit News reports.
"Sexual harassment is unacceptable," Stabenow tweets. “I believe Senator Franken should do the right thing and resign."
Franken will have an announcement Thursday, his office says.
The development arises a day after Democrat Congressman John Conyers retired because of sexual harassment allegations.
The call by Stabenow and others comes after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, posts on Facebook:
"While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn’t acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve."