Amid cell phone calls to resign, Al Franken to make a statement

Report highlights Sen. Al Franken is normally expected to make a declaration on Thursday

A large number of his colleagues have got called for him to step down

Washington (CNN) Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is set to make a statement Thursday about his future in office, following a raft of allegations he touched girls inappropriately and a large number of his Democratic colleagues phoning for him to stage aside.

“Senator Franken is talking with his family at this time and plans to make an announcement in D.C. tomorrow. Any information of your final decision are inaccurate,” read a tweet Wednesday from Franken’s official Twitter profile.

Senator Franken is talking with his family at this time and plans to make an announcement in D.C. tomorrow. Any reports of your final decision are inaccurate. – Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) December 6, 2017

The push for Franken’s resignation started after a female came forward previous month to say he had badgered her into an unwanted kiss before he was a senator and groped her while she slept.

That allegation established weeks of available deliberation about the political near future of the unlikely comedian turned progressive darling.

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