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Congressman Ryan calls on Franken and Conyers to resign

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Valley Congressman Tim Ryan is calling for the resignation of two fellow Democrats in Congress who have been accused of sexual improprieties.

Rep. Ryan sent out a tweet on Thursday agreeing with a plea from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that Michigan Congressman John Conyers should resign following claims from a woman accusing Conyers of repeatedly propositioning her for sex.

However, Ryan's tweet went further than a call for Conyers to resign.

Ryan also said that Minnesota Senator Al Franken should also step down.

Congressman Ryan tweeted the following message Thursday afternoon:

“I agree with Pelosi. Conyers should resign. And for that matter, Franken should resign too. These are credible allegations, and I believe these women. Congress should set the example for all industries and be a safe place for women to work.”

Ryan's tweet comes as a new allegation was made public accusing Franken of inappropriately touching an Army veteran during a USO tour in the Middle East in 2003.

Stephanie Kemplin of Maineville, Ohio, told CNN that Franken touched her breast when they posed together for a photo during a USO Christmas tour.

To date, five women have accused Franken of sexual misconduct.

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