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Sixth woman accuses Al Franken of sexual misconduct

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., on Capitol Hill. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

A former elected official in New England claims Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) tried to forcibly give her a "wet, open-mouthed kiss" on stage during an event in 2006, Jezebel reports. Franken's office has not returned an Axios request for comment.

Why it matters: There have been a few calls for Franken to resign from the Senate, and this accusation suggests there could be more to come against the senator, therefore increasing the pressure to resign.