ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Minnesota are calling on U.S. Sen. Al Franken to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto and state Rep. Erin Murphy issued statements saying their fellow Democrat should lead by example and step down. Otto calls Franken a friend, but says “we can’t have a double standard.”READ MORE: 'Don't Let Anybody Stop You': 84-Year-Old Completes Her Dream Of Earning Degree From U Of M
Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other top Minnesota Democrats have called for an ethics investigation but stopped short of asking Franken to resign.READ MORE: Madison Community Rallies To Restore Beloved, Storm-Damaged Ballpark
Los Angeles radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden alleged Thursday that Franken forcibly kissed her during a skit rehearsal when they were on a 2006 USO tour. Tweeden also posted a picture online showing Franken grinning into the camera with his hands on her chest as she slept wearing a flak vest.
Franken quickly apologized to Tweeden and his constituents while maintaining that he remembered the rehearsal differently.MORE NEWS: Timberwolves Agree To Deal With Nuggets' Tim Connelly, Reports Say
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