Democrats line up to call for Al Franken’s resignation; senator plans ‘announcement’ Thursday

Fourteen Democratic senators and the DNC chief urged Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday following the latest sexual misconduct allegation against him.

After the resignation calls, Franken’s office said the senator would make an “announcement” on Thursday. It didn’t elaborate.

Earlier Wednesday, Politico reported that a former Democratic congressional aide is accusing the Minnesota Democrat of forcibly trying to kiss her 11 years ago,adding to a string of allegations against him.

In a statement before the calls for his resignation started, Franken denied the latest accusation against him.