Dem rep Moulton calls on Franken to resign

Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonTo cure Congress, elect more former military members Hillicon Valley: North Korean IT firm hit with sanctions | Zuckerberg says Facebook better prepared for midterms | Big win for privacy advocates in Europe | Bezos launches B fund to help children, homeless Dem introduces bill to create federal cybersecurity apprenticeship program MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart Franken#MeToo era shows there's almost never only one accuser, says Hill.TV's Krystal Ball Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC GOP in striking distance to retake Franken seat 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.


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 PelosiDem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Pelosi calls on Ryan to bring long-term Violence Against Women Act to floor MORE’s (D-Calif.) initial response to allegations of sexual misconduct against former Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersConservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates Michigan Dems elect state's first all-female statewide ticket for midterms Record numbers of women nominated for governor, Congress 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.”