Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez joined a flood of Democratic senators on Wednesday calling for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
"Sen. Al Franken should step down," Perez tweeted. "Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace, and that includes our party."
Sen. Al Franken should step down. Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace, and that includes our party.— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) December 6, 2017
A group of female senators began the wave of Democrats calling on Franken to resign after a seventh allegation of sexual harassment against the senator came to light.
In the latest accusation against the Minnesota Democrat, a former congressional aide told Politico Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006, two years before he became a senator.
Franken denied the latest accusation of sexual misconduct against him.
“This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation,” Franken said in a statement.
Seven women have now accused Franken of sexual harassment. The Senate Ethics Committee began investigating the allegations against Franken last month.