"Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside". Franken is now cooperating with an ethics committee investigation of his behavior related to several previous allegations of sexual misconduct.
Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri also took to Twitter to say, "Al Franken should resign".
Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washignton, who was the only member of the Judiciary Committee to call for Conyers to step down, said the process has been hard but "we're all getting on the same page".
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley dodged questions on Franken. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Sen.
"I have listened to them". He missed many Senate votes and attended few committee meetings. "That needs to be a subject of the Senate investigation and if the allegations are true, he should go".
Franken scheduled an announcement for Thursday, and while his office didn't specify the topic, Sen.
"The latest allegation adds to a very disturbing list of allegations against Senator Franken". Could it be because they have been supporting alleged child molester Roy Moore and are led by President Donald Trump, a man who has faced his own multiple allegations of sexual misconduct?
Many other Minnesota Democratic leaders stopped short of asking for him to quit, albouth governor candidates State Auditor Rebecca Otto and state Rep. Erin Murphy have sought his resignation. "Franken to step aside and let's move on", Jones told reporters. "I think he's gonna face a lot of the same issues when he gets here".
Democrats can't afford to be hypocrites, Turner said, not after "the tide has turned" on how the public treats allegations of sexual harassment.
Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said commenting on Moore "would be speculation". "This morning I spoke with Sen". "I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, 'It's my right as an entertainer'".
A special election would be scheduled for November 2018 - and the victor would remain in the Senate for the remainder of what was Franken's term.