Women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct joined others calling for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign as they stormed his office Wednesday.
Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Leslie Millwee can bee seen in a video, shared on social media, entering Franken’s office on Capitol Hill. The senator faces several allegations of sexual misconduct.
“We are at Al Franken’s office, and we’re hoping that we get to see him,” Broaddrick said prior to entering the office.
“I don’t think we’ll get anywhere, but at least we can say we were here,” Willey said.
The group departed the Capitol Hill office after police officers appeared.
The controversy surrounding Franken started earlier this month when Leeann Tweeden, a radio host and former sports commentator, publicly accused Franken of forcefully kissing her when the two were practicing a skit as part of a USO tour in the Middle East in 2006.
She also said Franken groped her while she slept on the flight from Afghanistan after the tour ended. A photo was released that shows Franken, then a comedian, touching Tweeden’s breasts while she was sleeping. Other women have come forward since then with further allegations of sexual misconduct.
Broaddrick, Willey, and Millwee held a news conference earlier Wednesday in which they called on Franken and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign from their posts. Conyers is also facing several allegations of sexual misconduct.
“I’m here to demand the resignation of Al Franken and John Conyers,” Willey said. “They are not sorry. Their apologies are weak. The only reason they apologized is because they were caught.”
Additionally, they requested the millions of dollars that are spent on covert settlements for cases of sexual harassment against lawmakers from congressional employees to stop.
“I’m tired of paying Bill Clinton’s pension for what he did to me and all of these other women. I know there are many, many more like me,” Millwee said.
Franken apologized and said he is “ashamed” of his behavior earlier this week, but did not signal he will resign. Conyers has refuted the allegations but has stepped down from his position as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.