‘STEP DOWN!’: Abuse victims call for Franken, Conyers, Barton to resign

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Willey are calling for Senators Al Franken, (D)-Minn, John Conyers, (D)-Mich., and Joe Barton, (R)- Tex, to resign.

The three women, who have each accused former president Bill Clinton of sexual assault, have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday where they plan to demand that both Franken and Baron vacate their positions immediately in light of the recent allegations against them.

Melanie Morgan, who has accused Sen. Franken of sexual harassment, is also scheduled to attend the press conference, as is Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King. Leslie Millwee, the latest woman to come forward to accuse Clinton of sexual assault, says she too will be present. The event will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Franken is accused of groping multiple women, including radio host Leann Tweeden, who recently came forward with claims that Franken kissed her against her will.

“Our message is clear,” the women said in a press release. “Both Senator Franken and Congressman Conyers must resign now. And Congress must end taxpayer-funded payouts to harassment victims in an effort to silence their voices and complaints.”

Radio talk show host Blanquita Cullum, who has helped to organize the press conference, says their goal is to force the three men to step down.

“There are members we feel have dishonored their office and the American people by conduct unbecoming an elected official. As you can see, it’s not partisan. We feel that way about the left and the right. We’re out there saying it’s not the politics of the right and the left. It’s the politics of the right and the wrong,” said Cullum.

“The other thing we’re going to demand is the release of the list of the slush/hush fund that taxpayers funded to the amount of $17 million over the past 10 years, covering up their private sexual peccadilloes, fights that have involved members from both sides of the aisle and some very high-ranking chiefs of staff,” Cullum continued. “One thing the members have forgotten is who their real bosses are,” she said. “We hired them. It’s our money that’s paid for it. We feel it’s the right thing for them to do to let us know what we’ve been paying for. And if it’s something bad, they need to go.”

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