Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) will make an "announcement" on Thursday, per a statement from his office. On Wednesday, 12 of his Senate colleagues, including nine women, called for him to resign after a seventh woman came forward to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct. DNC Chairman Tom Perez also said that he believes that Franken should resign.
Franken issued a statement saying that this latest accuser was lying. The calls for his resignation came shortly after this statement.
NEW: Franken's office says "Sen. Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow. More details to come."— Kyle Potter (@kpottermn) December 6, 2017
BREAKING: Faced with multiple calls to resign, Democratic Sen. Al Franken's office says he will have an announcement on Thursday.— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) December 6, 2017
Senator Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow. More details to come.— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) December 6, 2017
More details about this "announcement" will be released in the future. It is widely speculated that Franken will resign.
Franken was elected to the Senate in 2008.