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Bill Nelson says Al Franken should resign

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via @learyreports

Update: Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said Minnesota Sen. Al Franken should resign after he was accused of unwanted sexual touching by multiple women. 

“Sexual harassment is never acceptable," Nelson said in a statement. "I agree with a majority of the Democratic senators that Sen. Franken should step aside."

Nelson made his comments hours after a slew of Democratic senators called on Franken to resign. Franken said he will make a decision about his political future tomorrow. 

From earlier:

A majority of Democratic Senators — including Chuck Schumer — today called for Al Franken to resign but Florida's Bill Nelson is not yet among them.

Nelson's office hasn't responded to multiple questions about his stance.

When the allegations first surfaced, Nelson told us, "Sexual harassment is never acceptable. The Senate Ethics committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as I believe they should."

Franken was to appear at a fundraiser for Nelson, at Alex Sink's Tampa-area home, but then canceled. Nelson is up for reelection in 2018. 

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