Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign from the Senate after a wave of Senate Democrats said that he should step down from his seat.
"Senator Franken should resign," Schumer said in a statement Wednesday evening.
"I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect his accomplishments, but he has a higher obligation to his constituents and the Senate," Schumer said, "and he should step down immediately.”
Schumer became the latest member of the Senate Democratic caucus — including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, both of whom caucus with the Democrats — to call for Franken's resignation in the wake of a seventh individual to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct. At least 30 had done so as of press time.
Franken is expected to resign from his seat at an event on Thursday.