Democratic Senator Al Franken to Resign Over Harassment Allegations

“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”

Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, has announced he’s resigning.

The announcement comes after several women came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against him.

So far, eight women have made allegations against him.

More than half of Democrats in the Senate have admitted they want Franken out.

“I am proud that during my time in the Senate I have used my power to be a champion of women,” said Franken.

During Franken’s announcement, he noted, “I may be resigning my seat, but I’m not giving up my voice.”

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