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The tide is turning against embattled Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who is now facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

Late Wednesday morning, seven female Democratic lawmakers — Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) — called on Franken to leave Congress:

Murray, it should be noted, is the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Senate.

In addition, Gillibrand’s decision to call for Franken’s resignation comes one day after she declined to say during Politico’s Women Rule event Tuesday if she felt Franken should step aside. In November, the New York senator said in hindsight former President Bill Clinton should’ve resigned in the 1990s during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

After a number of female Democratic senators called for Franken’s resignation, three male lawmakers — Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) — called on Franken to step down, NBC News reported.

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Franken to leave Congress, too:

The shift against Franken, who previously announced he has no intention of leaving Capitol Hill, came just hours after yet another woman, a former Democratic congressional aide, accused the Democrat of trying to forcibly kiss her in 2006.

Franken was elected in 2008.

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