AVALANCHE: Democratic Senators Turn on Al Franken After Latest Allegations

UPDATE: TEN senators on Wednesday called on fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign, in a jaw-dropping avalanche of statements addressing the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the Minnesota senator. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand kicked things off, publishing a post on Facebook aptly titled “Senator Franken Should Step Aside” (read here). Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Patty Murray of Washington, Kamala Harris of California, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Joe Donnelly of Indiana all followed suit. This comes on the heels of yet another woman coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Franken, which he has denied as “categorically not true.” Gillibrand’s Facebook statement says that while she has considered Franken a friend, “this moment of reckoning about our friends and colleagues who have been accused of sexual misconduct necessary, and it is painful.” Hirono immediately followed suit, as well as a number of other prominent Democratic senators. They’re statements will be listed below as they come in: [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

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