Mr Franken has apologised and said he does not remember that second incident in the same way, but he now faces a Senate ethics investigation that could see him fined, stripped of committee posts or even expelled.
Ted Cruz (R) spoke out against Democrats on Friday for the double standard they have employed for assessing sexual misconduct allegations waged against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) and those charged against Sen.
"The people in Alabama don't like to be told what to do", said Morgan, 69, who did not support Moore in the GOP primary. "But Roy Moore does not speak for Christianity, and he acts in ways that are contrary to our faith".
The editors of the largest newspapers in the state - The Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, and The Huntsville Times - published a shared front-page editorial headlined in each, "Stand for Democracy, Reject Roy Moore".
"The timing is a little curious, but at the same time, I have no reason to disbelieve them", Ivey said.
"The credibility of evangelicals is being harmed by the perception that evangelicals don't care about victims but instead just care about political power", said Ed Stetzer, who chairs the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Al Franken, D-Minn., after a woman came forward to accuse Franken of groping her in 2006.
One of the women said that she was 14 when he pursued her and initiated a sexual encounter.
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Moore has ignored mounting calls from Washington Republicans concerned that if he stays in the race against Democrat Doug Jones he may not only lose a seat they were sure to win but also may do significant damage to the party's brand among women nationwide as they prepare for a hard midterm election season.
Speakers there said the allegations against Moore were out of character for the man they have known for years.
The Alabama GOP, meanwhile, reaffirmed its support for Moore on Thursday.
In the letter, the ministers say Moore denigrates people of other faiths, doesn't want to expand Medicaid for "over 400,000 poor and working poor Alabamians", uses racial and anti-gay slurs, wants "to entangle government with religion", and claims only Christians should have civil rights.
Trump has not addressed the allegations directed at Moore on Twitter.
Polls say Moore's support is slipping. Her cousin was a Republican governor.
"It's been simmering on the stove with the lid on, like a pressure cooker", she said. "I think that at this point we believe that it's up to the people of Alabama to make a decision".