Twitter reacts to Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement

NEW YORK NY- MARCH 30  Comedian Al Franken performs at the Air America Radio Launch Party

If Franken leaves, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, a Democrat, would appoint someone to take his place, meaning the party would not risk losing the seat for now.

Republicans are eager to recapture a seat that Franken won in 2008 by a tiny margin and only after a monthslong recount.

The Huffington Post reported two more women accused Franken of inappropriately touching them in 2007 and 2008. "I'm going to be just fine".

She was joined by Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, Kamala Harris of California and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, who issued statements in a coordinated effort that is likely to jeopardize Mr. Franken's political future. There is, he said, a "false impression that I was admitting to doing things I haven't done", and characterized some of the allegations as "simply not true", while others, he indicated "I remember very differently".

Conant who worked in communications roles for the Republican National Committee and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 2012 presidential campaign said Pawlenty, 57, is the dream candidate for the GOP, NBC New reported.

Longest-serving USA congressman quits after sex harassment claims
Ian Conyers did not go into detail with the Times on the allegations against his family member, but said he would stand with him. A number of fellow Democrats have called on Conyers to resign, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and fellow Michigan Rep.

He said that Gillibrand "gave cover" to those accused of sexual misconduct when it was "convenient", noting claims by Juanita Broaddrick that the former president raped her. "And that means Senator Franken should step down". This decision is not about me.

"I know that I am going to have to be much more conscious when in these circumstances", he went on, "much more careful, much more sensitive, and that this will not happen again". Franken has denied some of the accused actions and apologized for others. "The truth is, what people think of me in light of this is far less important than what people think of women who continue to come forward to tell their stories". "Then the conversation turned to me".

And most importantly, by offering a vague denial of the reports by his accusers, he encouraged voters to doubt and shame them. In the span of a few hours Wednesday afternoon, dozens of senators said Franken should go - including Schumer. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation", Franken said in a statement. He could do so in a way that helped a cause he claims to care about - protecting women from men's abuses of power - or he could preserve some of his own reputation at the cost of harming that cause.

The push for Franken's resignation comes as ex-judge Roy Moore runs for Senate in Alabama amid allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers when he was in his 30s decades ago.

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