Six female Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to step down Wednesday, just hours after a seventh woman accused him of inappropriate conduct, BuzzFeed News reports. In a lengthy Facebook post, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) described her disappointment in learning her "friend" had "engaged in behavior towards women that is unacceptable."
"Enough is enough," Gillibrand wrote. "The women who have come forward are brave and I believe them."
Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Patty Murray (Wash.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), and Kamala Harris (Calif.) also added their voices to the chorus:
Franken has admitted to some of the allegations against him, including that he groped radio host Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 USO tour. Tweeden's allegation, the first made against the senator, came nearly three weeks ago. On Wednesday, he denied the allegations brought by a seventh woman who chose to remain anonymous, calling them "categorically not true."