In a speech on the Senate floor this morning, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) announced that he will be resigning from the senate.
Franken announced his resignation amid allegations of sexual misconduct. As of this day, a total of eight women have come forward accusing the Minnesota senator of misconduct. The list of women include radio host Leeann Tweeden, and Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin. During Franken’s resignation speech, he again denied the allegations against him. Franken’s resignation comes just two days after Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) announced he too would be resigning for sexual harassment allegations.
With two of their bigger names now resigning amidst allegations, the Democrats will likely look to try and get the Republicans to boot Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Judge Moore has also be accused of sexual misconduct, but he has denied the allegations. A yearbook that one of Moore’s accuser’s brought forward has yet to be examined by a third party, and some including Moore, believe it to be a forgery.
A tough day for Democrats on the hill, and for Franken. Not so funny anymore funny man.