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Top House Democrat Calls for Sen. Al Franken to Resign

HeadlineDec 01, 2017
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A top congressional Democrat said Thursday that Senator Al Franken should resign, after two more women accused Franken of unwanted sexual contact. In one of the new allegations, Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin says Franken cupped her breast at a USO event in 2003 as the pair posed for a photo, refusing to let go. The allegation came two weeks after radio broadcaster Leeann Tweeden posted a photo showing Franken appearing to place his hands on her breasts over her Kevlar vest while she was sleeping on a plane in 2006 as they were both coming back from a USO tour. On Thursday, Congressmember Joe Crowley of New York, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, said Franken should leave the Senate.

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