Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) known as on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign in a Twitter post:
We have to need the best requirements, not the best, from our leaders, and then we should fundamentally appreciate and respect women. Every office in the usa, including Congress, needs to have a good process and responsibility for sexual harassment claims, and I am using others to handle the broken and opaque system in Congress.
While Senator Franken is eligible for have the Ethics Committee conclude its analysis, in my opinion it could be much better for our country if he sent a clear message that any type of mistreatment of women inside our community is not acceptable by stepping aside to allow some other person serve.
Almost right after, Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Masie Hirono (D-HI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Patty Murray (D-WA) also referred to as on Franken to resign.