Mounting Pressure

There may be another major resignation from Congress today.


Minnesota senator Al Franken is expected to make an announcement about his political future after two more women have come forward, accusing him of sexual misconduct. Many Democrats in congress are calling on Franken to resign. Aides insisted Wednesday night that Franken hadn’t decided decided yet what he was going to announce today, but there will be some sort of announcement after a seventh and eighth accuser have now come forward. A report in Politico detailed allegations from a seventh accuser. The Atlantic quickly followed with the story of an eighth. Additional pressure is coming from the resignation of congressman John Conyers earlier this week after numerous sexual harassment allegations.