Senator Al Franken has not yet decided whether he will resign, his office said Wednesday night in a tweet disputing a report by Minnesota Public Radio. Franken has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women, including two who came forward on Wednesday.
MPR News, citing an unnamed Democratic official, reported that Franken would be announcing his resignation during a Thursday announcement. Franken’s official Twitter account responded to MPR and the reporter who published the story, Brian Bakst, writing, “Not accurate, @mpr @Stowydad. No final decision has been made and the Senator is still talking with his family. Please update your story.”
Franken faced a wave of calls for him to step down on Wednesday, with 32 Democratic senators, including 13 women and 19 men, telling him to resign, according to CNN.