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A partisan split on harassment charges: Dems resign, GOPers deny

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A partisan split on harassment charges: Dems resign, GOPers denyThe growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers calling on Sen. Al Franken to step down Wednesday opened up a dramatic partisan divide in how the two major parties are responding to their members and candidates accused of sexual harassment or abuse. By the day’s end, 30 lawmakers — and well over half the Democratic Senate Caucus — had weighed in to say that Franken should resign. The pressure on Franken to step aside has an element of political calculation, as Democrats seek to create a contrast with support by President Trump and the Republican National Committee for Alabama’s Roy Moore, who has refused to give up his bid for the Senate despite allegations by numerous women that he sexually pursued or even molested them when they were in their teens.

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