With sexual misconduct allegations rocking the nation in recent months, a top Democrat is sounding the alarm on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., amid several women accussing him of sexual misconduct.

During an interview Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Meet The Press,” Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton from Massachusetts is calling on Franken to resign.

While discussing how several women have accused Franken of sexual misconduct, Moulton was asked point blank if Franken should step down.

“Yes, from what I know he should resign. And there will be more of these cases. We want to make sure that the women feel supported coming forward.,” Moulton said.

He explained that he believes it’s crucial for women across the country to feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their personal experiences with sexual harassment and misconduct.

“I think it’s also important to understand that this is not just a problem in Congress. We ought to be setting the tone for the country for how women who don’t have famous bosses, who are not a part of big news organizations or in politics or in the movie industry, [that they] can come forward with these allegations as well,” he added.

The Democrat said he was “glad this issue is finally coming up,” adding that he was unhappy about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., largely refusing to call for Franken or Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, to resign several amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Conyers announced Tuesday that he would be retiring after this term, but maintains he never sexually harassed any women.

Watch Moulton’s interview below:

Franken as been accused of groping, kissing, touching, and being very inappropriate with several women.

Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin told CNN that Franken grabbed her breast in December 2003 when she was deployed in Kuwait. She said Franken cupped her breast when she posed for a photograph with the former comedian.

A former elected official in New England, who wanted to remain anonymous, told Jezebel that Franken tried to give her a “wet, open-mouthed kiss” during an event in 2006.

Lindsay Menz accused Franken grabbing her buttocks in 2010 when they posed together for a photograph at the Minnesota State Fair.

Prior to that, Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent while she was asleep on the set of a comedy skit in December 2006 for the USO tour.

Conservative radio host Melanie Morgan also came forward and said Franken stalked her after they had a disagreement in August 2000 on a politics panel. Morgan said Franken only backed off after she threatened to file a report against him with police.

To bring more attention to Franken’s disturbing behavior, Media Equalizer Co-Founders Brian Maloney and Morgan held a news conference last week on Capitol Hill with Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Leslie Millwee.

Many would agree with Moulton that its time for Franken to resign.

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