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What political leaders have said about accusations of sexual misconduct in Washington

Washington Post / Politics 526 sources

Pelosi on Franken. McConnell on Moore. Trump on Trump.

Franken Faces Calls to Quit From Wave of Top Democrats ...

Bloomberg / News

Seven female U.S. senators called on fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign Wednesday following allegations, and his admission in at least one case, that he ...

McCaskill, other Democratic senators call for Franken to resign

Stltoday.com

Call comes after latest allegation of sexual impropriety against the Minnesota senator

'Enough is enough': Democratic women in Senate call on Al Franken to quit

The Guardian / US

Half a dozen female Democratic senators called on Al Franken to resign on Wednesday as mounting accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior continued to roil Washington.

Female Democratic Senators Lead Call For Al Franken To Resign

The Huffington Post

Seven women have accused him of sexual misconduct, including groping and kissing without consent.

Democratic Senators call on Franken to resign

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and other Democrats called for Senator Al Franken's resignation Tuesday as a new accuser emerged.

Democrats urge Senator Franken to quit amid groping claims

BBC / News

The move by a group of Democrats comes after another woman accused Al Franken of sexual misconduct.

Franken's support fades in Senate as Democrats expect resignation

Chicago Tribune

His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct that are…

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