Sherrod Brown among lawmakers calling for Sen. Al Franken's resignation

Sherrod Brown among lawmakers calling for Sen. Al Franken's resignation
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WASHINGTON (FOX19) - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued a statement Wednesday calling on U.S. Sen. Al Franken to resign, and for the Senate Ethics Committee to continue its investigation.

The Associated Press reports Franken's support among Democrats appears to be collapsing, as a group of female Democratic senators called for his resignation Wednesday, amid sexual misconduct allegations.

In Brown's statement, he said the time has come for Franken to step aside. The full statement can be found below:

"We have a serious problem in this country with sexual harassment and assault – in Congress, in Hollywood, in business, in the military – everywhere. I am grateful to the victims who have had the bravery to come forward. Their courage has created a movement that is bringing about change.

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