McCaskill Called on Franken to Resign This Week … After 6 Other Accusers Came Out McCaskill Called on Franken to Resign This Week … After 6 Other Accusers Came Out – NTK Network

McCaskill Called on Franken to Resign This Week … After 6 Other Accusers Came Out

The Missouri senator was one of the first Democrats to call for Franken's resignation this week, but only after the seventh accuser and after calling Franken's first apology "refreshing."

By NTK Staff | 12.08.2017 @12:00pm
McCaskill Called on Franken to Resign This Week … After 6 Other Accusers Came Out

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced his coming resignation from the U.S. Senate on Thursday, over numerous sexual harassment allegations. Franken’s floor speech came after Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and many other Democrats called for the Minnesota senator to resign.

McCaskill and dozens of other Democrats tweeted or voiced their displeasure with Franken after Politico released a story of a seventh Franken accuser on Wednesday.

Though many agree Franken should go, McCaskill wasn’t always a stalwart on the issue of Franken.

First and foremost, it took the seventh accuser for McCaskill and other Democrats to call for Franken’s ouster, leading some to question what made the difference between the seventh accuser and the first six.

What’s more, in the days after Franken’s first, tepid apology, McCaskill actually called his efforts “refreshing.”

“I think one thing that certainly was refreshing about Al Franken was his immediate apology and his requesting the investigation. I think we ought to let that investigation run it’s course,” she says.

And, as McCaskill’s opponent Attorney General Josh Hawley (R-MO) has pointed out, McCaskill and the Missouri Democratic Party gladly accepted Franken’s fundraising help earlier in the year.

Missouri voters will have to decide next year if McCaskill’s turnabout on Franken is enough.

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