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Sen. Franken in peril as Democrats and Senate leadership unite to call for his resignation: Sen. Al Franken’s political career is in peril after dozens of his Democratic Senate colleagues and the chamber’s leadership called on him to resign his seat amid a slew of accusations of sexual harassment and groping.

The Minnesota lawmaker’s office says he is planning an announcement on Thursday.

Democrats were already using their unified condemnation as a contrast with the Republican Party’s support for President Trump, who’s been accused by several women of similar behavior, and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, an accused child molester who this week received an endorsement from Trump and cash infusion from the Republican National Committee.

Hours after a report by Politico about a new accuser, senators including Patty Murray of Washington, the chamber’s highest-ranking women, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York,  and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, said the Minnesota lawmaker must go. Politico cited an unnamed Democratic congressional aide who said Franken cornered her in a studio in 2006 and forcibly tried to kiss her. Franken was elected in 2008 and had a long career as a comedian before that.

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Sen. Franken in peril as Democrats and Senate leadership unite to call for his resignation: Sen. Al Franken’s political career is in peril after dozens of his Democratic Senate colleagues and the chamber’s leadership called on him to resign his seat amid a slew of accusations of sexual harassment and groping.The Minnesota lawmaker’s office says he is planning an announcement on Thursday.Democrats were already using their unified condemnation as a contrast with the Republican Party’s support for President Trump, who’s been accused by several women of similar behavior, and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, an accused child molester who this week received an endorsement from Trump and cash infusion from the Republican National Committee.  Hours after a report by Politico about a new accuser, senators including Patty Murray of Washington, the chamber’s highest-ranking women, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York,  and Sherr