A wave of Democratic officials called on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign Wednesday over numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.
Here is the full list:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York:
“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,” Gillibrand said in a Facebook post.
Sen. Marie Hirono of Hawaii:
“Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside. I’ve struggled with this decision because he’s been a good Senator and I consider him a friend. But that cannot excuse his behavior and his mistreatment of women,” Hirono wrote on Twitter.
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri:
Al Franken should resign.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) December 6, 2017
Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire:
It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women. He should resign.
— Sen. Maggie Hassan (@SenatorHassan) December 6, 2017
Sen. Kamala Harris of California:
Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) December 6, 2017
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington:
It’s time for us as elected representatives to hold ourselves to a higher standard, to set an example, and to live a set of values that is truly representative and worthy of the Congress, our democracy, and our great country.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) December 6, 2017
Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin:
I believe it is best for Senator Franken to resign.
— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) December 6, 2017
Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania:
I agree with my colleagues who have stepped forward today and called on Senator Franken to resign. We can’t just believe women when it’s convenient.
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) December 6, 2017
Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana:
Joe is calling for Senator Franken to resign. pic.twitter.com/ff5i1rnhJs
— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) December 6, 2017
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio:
I have listened to them. I have listened to my female colleagues, to women I work with and women in my life. And I agree the time has come for Senator Franken to step aside.
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) December 6, 2017
Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan:
Sexual harassment is unacceptable. I believe Senator Franken should do the right thing and resign.
— Sen. Debbie Stabenow (@SenStabenow) December 6, 2017
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota:
We must commit to zero tolerance – which is where I believe we as a country and Congress should be – and that means Senator Franken should step down. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/4qrZB0mBTo
— Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) December 6, 2017
Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts:
I join my colleagues in calling for Senator Franken to step aside and resign. Sexual harassment is unacceptable, completely inappropriate and cannot be tolerated.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) December 6, 2017
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado:
Sexual harassment and misconduct are never acceptable. I understand Senator Franken will make an announcement tomorrow morning, and I’m confident he’ll do the right thing and step aside.
— Michael F. Bennet (@SenBennetCO) December 6, 2017
Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington:
Senator Franken’s actions are disturbing, egregious, and demonstrate a pattern of serious misconduct and abuse. It is time for Senator Franken to resign from office.
— Sen. Maria Cantwell (@SenatorCantwell) December 6, 2017
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois:
Senator Franken’s behavior was wrong. He has admitted to what he did. He should resign from the Senate.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) December 6, 2017