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Ahead of Franken announcement, Maryland senators don’t offer strong opinions

Ahead of Franken announcement, Maryland senators don’t offer strong opinions

While a rising chorus of Democratic lawmakers are calling for Sen. Al Franken's resignation amid allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women, Maryland's senators have remained mum on the issue.

A majority of the Senate's Democrats called on the two-term lawmaker from Minnesota to quit after a woman emerged Wednesday morning saying he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006. Hours later, another woman said Franken inappropriately squeezed "a handful of flesh" on her waist while posing for a photo with her in 2009. That brought the number of women alleging misconduct by Franken to at least eight.

Franken has scheduled an announcement for Thursday, though his...

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