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"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".

Al Franken to resign in the wake of a series of allegations of sexual misconduct.

At noon, the list of Senators calling for Franken's resignation included Murray, Harris, Hassan, Sen. "While he's entitled to an Ethics Committee hearing, I believe he should step aside to let someone else serve", Gillibrand said in a tweet Tuesday.

Their calls came after a seventh woman came forward to accuse the Minnesota Democrat of sexual misconduct. As she hastily left the room, she said, Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer".

If Franken were forced to resign, it wouldn't change anything immediately in the Senate, because there is a Democratic Governor in Minnesota, who would appoint a replacement, before a special election in that state. "It's time for him to step aside".

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Franken insists that he doesn't remember meeting the five women who have accused him of groping them during photo ops, and said that he has a different recollection of a 2006 incident with Leeann Tweeden, a California radio-news anchor, who says Franken forcibly kissed her.

In a statement sent Wednesday to the Star Tribune, Franken called this allegation "categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation", Franken said in a statement, according to Politico. Two women, who asked to remain anonymous, have told the Huffington Post that Franken squeezed their buttocks at political events during his first campaign for the Senate in 2008.

Then last week, 41-year-old Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, of Maineville, Ohio, told CNN Franken groped her in Kuwait during a 2003 USO tour, before Franken was a senator.

Franken has apologized for his behavior but he has disputed some of the allegations.

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