Aide says Elizabeth Warren called Al Franken and told him he should resign

“She thinks he should resign and had told him that privately,’’ an aide to Senator Elizabeth Warren told the Globe.

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren told Minnesota Democrat Al Franken Wednesday that he should resign in the wake of yet another sexual harassment allegation, according to an aide to Warren.

“She thinks he should resign and had told him that privately,’’ the aide told the Globe, declining to elaborate further.

More than a dozen of Warren’s Senate colleagues have called for Franken’s resignation early Wednesday afternoon, kicked off by a Facebook post by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, who, like Warren, is often pointed to as a likely contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.


Senator Patty Murray, the highest-ranking woman in Democratic Senate leadership, also said Franken should resign. Warren is also a member of the Senate Democratic leadership team.

Massachusetts’ junior senator, Ed Markey, weighed in around 12:30 pm via Twitter, saying Franken should resign.

“Sexual harassment is unacceptable, completely inappropriate and cannot be tolerated,’’ Markey said.