But Franken's fellow Democratic Minnesota senator stopped short of seeking a resignation. Al Franken of Minnesota should resign, following complaints of sexual harassment.
No topic was specified, but Democratic senators said they expected their liberal colleague to resign. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation".
Franken is scheduled to make an announcement tomorrow, and some believe he will announce his resignation from the U.S. Senate.
Seven women Democratic Senators turned on Sen.
Faced with multiple calls to resign, Democratic Sen.
Franken was elected in 2008, and became senator in 2009 after months of an election recount.
"We must commit to zero tolerance", Senator Heidi Heitkamp said in a tweet. The second-term senator has also said that he has taken thousands of photos with people over the years and that while he doesn't remember specific pictures or campaign events, any inappropriate behavior was unintentional.
Calls for Franken's resignation came a day after Rep. John Conyers of MI announced his immediate retirement from Congress, and a week after BuzzFeed published an account from a former campaign staffer of Rep. Ruben Kihuen, accusing the congressman from Nevada of repeated unwanted sexual advances.
"The women in the Senate have sent a pretty clear message", Sen.
"I think we need to be consistent and I think that the allegations against Mr. Franken are pretty significant", Tillis said.
After Senate Democrats calling for Sen.
"I've said before that I thought Roy Moore ought to step aside", Thune said. Al Franken of sexual harassment on Wednesday saying he groped her at a party in 2009. Interestingly, not so many Republicans have parroted their Democratic colleagues.
A special election would be scheduled for November 2018 - and the victor would remain in the Senate for the remainder of what was Franken's term.
He was first accused last month by sports broadcaster and former model Leeann Tweeden of forcibly kissing her, and touching her without consent as she slept, during a 2006 tour entertaining United States troops deployed in Afghanistan.