FILE PHOTO - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) listens as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (not pictured) testifies before a Senate Judiciary oversight hearing on the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republicans were hesitant to join Democrats in demanding Sen. Al Franken resign over sexual misconduct allegations.
Should embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore win Alabama’s special election next week, he would face the same scrutiny by the Ethics Committee, a process that many Republicans defended.

WASHINGTON — After Senate Democrats calling for Sen. Al Franken to resign over sexual misconduct allegations snowballed on Wednesday, Republicans across the aisle gave mixed responses on what to do, as an incoming colleague is facing a massive scandal of surrounding similar accusations himself.

When yet another woman came forward accusing Franken of misconduct on Wednesday, several Democratic women in the Senate demanded he resign. The move prompted more senators to call for the Minnesota Democrat’s resignation, leading Franken to announce a press conference for Thursday morning, during which he is expected to address his political future.

Senate Republicans have been hesitant to join Democrats in demands that Franken step down

“The women in the Senate have sent a pretty clear message,” Sen. Steve Daines of Montana told Business Insider, who when pressed further said, “I respect their position and it seems to be a pretty strong message and pretty unified.”

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley dodged questions on Franken.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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