Congresswomen on Capitol Hill called Wednesday for Sen.
A woman is accusing Sen.
Franken, in his statement, said the idea he would claim such conduct as a right as an entertainer was "preposterous".
The unidentified accuser told Politico that the Minnesota Democrat made the unwanted move after a taping of his talk radio show in 2006 - three years before he was elected to the Senate.
The woman, who was not identified by name, said Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings.
"Enough is enough. The women who have come forward are courageous and I believe them". "I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, 'It's my right as an entertainer, '" said the woman.
Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment against him continue to mount. She also released a photo of Franken grinning and reaching for her chest, as if to grope her, while she slept on a military aircraft during the tour. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation", Franken said in a statement to POLITICO.
The Democratic senator is among a growing list of politicians, entertainers and news media figures facing a wide range of allegations involving sexual misdeeds.
"It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women, and he should resign", said Sen.
The developments left Franken in an increasingly hard position; the Minnesota Senator has shrugged off calls for his resignation, offering up apologies to women who came forward with their stories. Fellow Democrats had previously been cautious and respected Franken's right to cooperate with an ethics probe.
Two more women, whose identities were not revealed, told the Huffington Post that Franken grabbed their buttocks during separate incidents at campaign events in 2007 and 2008.