Dem rep Moulton calls on Franken to resign

Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonThe Hill's Morning Report — Battle lines drawn: Kavanaugh’s confirmation fight gets under way Dem generation gap widens The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Expensive and brutal: Inside the Supreme Court fight ahead MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFranken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Richard Painter puts out 'dumpster fire' in first campaign ad MORE (D-Minn.) should resign following allegations the senator groped women without their consent.

“From what I know, he should resign. And there will be more of these cases, and we want to make sure that the women feel supported and come forward,” Moulton said on “Meet the Press Daily.” 

"We ought to be setting the tone for the country for how women who don’t have famous bosses who are not at big news organizations or in politics or in the movie industry can come forward with these issues as well,” he added.

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A Los Angeles radio host last month said Franken kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in 2006. Other women have since come forward to allege Franken touched them inappropriately during photos ops.

Franken has apologized and agreed to cooperate with a Senate Ethics Committee investigation, but has said he has no plans to resign.

“Again, it’s going to take a long time for me to regain people’s trust, but I hope that starting work today that I can start to do that,” Franken said in a recent press conference.

Moulton on Tuesday was also critical of House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTop Democrats request meeting with intel chief over sharing of classified info Overnight Defense: Fears rise over Trump-Putin summit | McCain presses Trump to hold Putin 'accountable' for hacking | Pentagon does damage control after NATO meet 'Our Cartoon President' takes on Mueller probe, NATO and Melania in second season MORE’s (D-Calif.) initial response to allegations of sexual misconduct against former Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersPortland activist stages ‘reparations happy hour’ Conyers III won't appear on primary ballot in race to replace his father Conyers's son in danger of missing ballot in Michigan MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) 

After multiple women accused Conyers of making unwanted sexual advances, Pelosi said the congressman deserved due process, and called him an “icon.”

Multiple other women have come forward since alleging inappropriate behavior by Conyers, and Pelosi eventually called for his resignation. 

Conyers resigned Tuesday “effective immediately.”