How the Franken dam burst
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The tide turned on Sen. Al Franken on Wednesday after a seventh accuser came forward with allegations against him.
According to Politico, several Democratic women senators "had been talking among themselves about the Franken allegations for weeks," and decided that the next credible allegation would be the last straw. That led to a domino effect, with the vast majority of Senate Democrats now having called for Franken's resignation, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.