Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly wants embattled Sen. Al Franken to resign amid new sexual misconduct allegations.
In a statement, he says “Senator Franken’s conduct and behavior are unacceptable and he should resign. I believe there is more work to be done to protect victims of sexual harassment and to reform the system of filing and settling harassment claims in Congress. I support reforms to protect victims, increase transparency and ensure that taxpayers do not have to pay for settlements made by members of Congress.”
This follows other female Democratic senators, including at least seven women, calling on the Minnesota senator to resign.
12:38 p.m. update: Multiple online reports say Franken will resign Thursday. AP confirms he will make an announcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with multiple calls to resign, Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s office says he will have an announcement on Thursday.