Senator Al Franken (D-MN) announced today that he is resigning from his office after continuous stories of his sexual misconduct have been made public. He denied said allegations during his speech and even targeted President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore.
On the Senate floor Franken said he is leaving in ‘the coming weeks’ — after colleagues showed an extraordinary effort to get him out of office, just 24 hours before his announcement.
‘Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember very differently,’ said Franken.
“As the most high-profile politician to lose his job over recent harassment allegations, he took a direct shot at President Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore,” reports the Daily Mail.
‘I, of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits the Oval Office,’ Franken said, in an obvious reference to the infamous ‘p**** tape.’
‘And a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaign for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota,’ he said of Moore, who is accused of dating and sexually touching teens while he was in his 30s in Alabama in the late ’70s ad early ’80s.
‘Nothing I have done as a senator, nothing has brought dishonor on this institution.’
Franken said: ‘I am proud that during my time in the Senate I have used my power to be a champion of women.’