Franken announces Senate resignation amid sexual misconduct claims

Dec. 7 (UPI) — Mired in a growing sexual harassment scandal that saw members of his own party call for his removal, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he’s resigning from Congress.

Franken announced his departure on the Senate floor Thursday morning.

“Serving in the Senate has been a great honor of my life,” he said. “Today, I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the U.S. Senate.”

“I am aware there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving when a man who has bragged on tape sits in the oval office,” Franken said, referring to the Access Hollywood tape last year that purportedly included then-candidate Donald Trump bragging about touching women.

 

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2 Responses to Franken announces Senate resignation amid sexual misconduct claims

  1. William Hicks December 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I’m shocked that this article has not received more attention in CJ.

    Reply
  2. William Hicks December 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    A truly innocent man would ride out false allegations.

    Reply

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