A host of Democratic senators were calling on their liberal colleague, Al Franken, to step down amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
The demands came as another woman accused Franken of sexual misconduct in an account to Politico.
Franken’s office said on Wednesday that he will make an announcement on Thursday.
Here’s a list of senators who are urging Franken to resign.
• Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
As elected officials, we should be held to the highest standards?not the lowest. The allegations against Sen. Franken describe behavior that cannot be tolerated. While he?s entitled to an Ethics Committee hearing, I believe he should step aside to let someone else serve.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 6, 2017
• Patty Murray, D-Wash.
I?m shocked and appalled by Senator Franken?s behavior. It?s clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time.— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) December 6, 2017
It?s time for him to step aside.
• Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Al Franken should resign.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) December 6, 2017
• Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii
Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside. I?ve struggled with this decision because he?s been a good Senator and I consider him a friend. But that cannot excuse his behavior and his mistreatment of women. (thread)— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) December 6, 2017
• Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
• Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.
It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women. He should resign.— Sen. Maggie Hassan (@SenatorHassan) December 6, 2017
• Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
• Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
• Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
We must commit to zero tolerance ? which is where I believe we as a country and Congress should be ? and that means Senator Franken should step down. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/4qrZB0mBTo— Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) December 6, 2017
• Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Senator Franken?s actions are disturbing, egregious, and demonstrate a pattern of serious misconduct and abuse. It is time for Senator Franken to resign from office.— Sen. Maria Cantwell (@SenatorCantwell) December 6, 2017
• Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Although Warren has yet to publicly call for Franken to step down, an aide to the Massachusetts senator told the Globe that she has told her liberal colleague he should resign.
• Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
It?s clear the American people don?t look lightly on these kinds of actions, no matter who they?re committed by, and the number of complaints against Senator Franken is a concern. I think resignation is the right thing for him to do.— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) December 6, 2017
• Joe Donnelly, D-In.
• Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
Senator Franken?s behavior was wrong. He has admitted to what he did. He should resign from the Senate.— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) December 6, 2017
• Bob Casey, D-Penn
• Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
• Ed Markey, D-Mass.
I join my colleagues in calling for Senator Franken to step aside and resign. Sexual harassment is unacceptable, completely inappropriate and cannot be tolerated.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) December 6, 2017
• Michael F. Bennet, D-Co.
Sexual harassment and misconduct are never acceptable. I understand Senator Franken will make an announcement tomorrow morning, and I'm confident he'll do the right thing and step aside.— Michael F. Bennet (@SenBennetCO) December 6, 2017
• Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont
Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Senator Al Franken -- https://t.co/zWhV7CMxsT— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) December 6, 2017
• Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) December 6, 2017
• Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Senator Franken has said he will make an announcement tomorrow, and I hope that he will do the right thing. It is in the best interest of our country for him to step aside.— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) December 6, 2017
• Jack Reed, D-R.I.
• Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
• Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Other political heavyweights also called on Franken to step aside.
• Bernie Sanders, I-Vt
Sen. Franken has said that he will be making an announcement about his political future tomorrow. The right thing is for him to resign.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 6, 2017
• Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chair
Sen. Al Franken should step down. Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace, and that includes our party.— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) December 6, 2017
• Angus King, I-Maine
My statement on Sen. Franken: pic.twitter.com/SuI2gmHHRk— Senator Angus King (@SenAngusKing) December 6, 2017
• Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell
Senator Mitch McConnell is now calling for Sen. Franken to resign. pic.twitter.com/1wCLGhnSWV— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) December 6, 2017
• Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett
“Senator Franken would be right to heed the call of his colleagues and step down tomorrow, as is expected. His behavior was inappropriate, demeaning and unacceptable,” Bartlett said in a statement.