Sally Kohn, Left-Wing Groups Say It's Time for Franken to Go

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Posted: Nov 20, 2017 6:30 PM
Sally Kohn, Left-Wing Groups Say It's Time for Franken to Go

Liberal commentator Sally Kohn and several left-wing groups called for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to step down Monday after new allegations surfaced that Franken had groped a second woman in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair. Franken was accused last week of groping and forcibly kissing Leeann Tweeden who released a photo of Franken groping her while she slept.

“Time for Al Franken to go,” Kohn tweeted. “Wrong is wrong. And the Democrats need to show they strongly AND CONSISTENTLY stand for women’s rights.”

Credo, a progressive organizing group with 5 million members, and Indivisible, a network of 6,000 grassroots groups, both called for Franken’s resignation Monday.

The left-wing activist group Justice Democrats called for Franken to resign following Tweeden’s initial accusations emphasizing that “it would be profoundly hypocritical for Democrats to stand by Franken in this moment. We can’t tolerate harassment or assault.”

A spokesperson for Franken told the Minnesota Star Tribune Sunday that Franken will not resign but will do “a lot of reflecting” over the Thanksgiving holiday.