Franken To Make Announcement

Franken To Make Announcement Click to Enlarge Photo: Associated Press

(AP) - Female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign.

The women say Franken should step aside after a fresh allegation that he forcibly tried to kiss a woman in 2006.

Franken denies the latest allegation against him.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says Franken is entitled to have an Ethics Committee review, but adds that "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."

Other senators joining Gillibrand include Patty Murray and Claire McCaskill.

Franken said on Twitter Wednesday morning that he will be making an announcement on Thursday.

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