Sen. Al Franken Will Resign 'In the Coming Weeks'

Sen. Al Franken Will Resign 'In the Coming Weeks'

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced his resignation Thursday following multiple accusations of sexual assault and repeated calls from over 30 of his Democratic colleagues to step down.

Franken then turned his attention to President Donald Trump and Alabama’s senatorial candidate Judge Roy Moore who have both denied accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against them.

Franken’s office announced on Wednesday that the Minnesota senator would make an announcement Thursday.

On Wednesday morning, journalist Tina Dupuy accused Sen. Franken of sexual misconduct in a piece published by The Atlantic.

Mitt Romney, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) refused to initially call on the Minnesota Democrat to resign, while all of these establishment Republicans called for Alabama Judge Roy Moore to step aside given the unsubstantiated claims of sexual assault against the Alabama Senate Republican candidate.

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