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UPDATE: Franken to make announcement late Thursday morning following calls to resign

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UPDATE: Senator Al Franken is expected to speak on the Senate Floor around 10:45 Thursday morning.

Franken was called on to resign on Wednesday by multiple senators.

KBJR 6 will continue to provide updates as they come in. 

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Faced with dozens of calls by Senators to resign, Democratic Sen. Al Franken's office says he will have an announcement on Thursday.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Senator to call for fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct .

In Facebook posts and Tweets, dozens of Senators said the Franken should step aside after a fresh allegation that he forcibly tried to kiss a woman in 2006.

Sen. Gillibrand wrote on Facebook that while Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, "I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn't acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve."

Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Patty Murray of Washington state and Claire McCaskill of Missouri joined Gillibrand in pressing for Franken to quit.

The senator is facing other allegations that he groped women.

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin has also chimed in on Twitter, saying "I believe it is best for Senator Franken to resign."

In a statement, Senator Amy Klobuchar's office said:

Senator Klobuchar personally spoke with Senator Franken this morning. As has been reported, he will be making an announcement tomorrow morning.”

This is a developing story, and KBJR 6 will have more details as they become available.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has called for fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct .

Gillibrand is among several female senators who are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign.

In Facebook posts and Tweets, the women said the two-term senator should step aside after a fresh allegation that he forcibly tried to kiss a woman in 2006.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrote on Facebook that while Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, "I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn't acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve."

Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Patty Murray of Washington state and Claire McCaskill of Missouri joined Gillibrand in pressing for Franken to quit.

This is a developing story, and KBJR 6 will have more details as they become available.

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