Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez joined the chorus of voices calling for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to step down Wednesday, after a seventh woman accused the Minnesota senator of inappropriate behavior:
Sen. Al Franken should step down. Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace, and that includes our party.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) December 6, 2017
The Democratic Party's response to the Franken allegations had been a talking point for Republicans, who argued it was hypocritical to allow Franken to serve in Congress but call for GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out. Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee reinstated its support for Moore, who is accused of pursuing and sexually assaulting teenage girls. Jeva Lange