Disgraced liberal lawmaker Al Franken resigned from the United State Senate on Thursday, stepping down after multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriate sexual misconduct.
Franken announced his resignation during a speech on the floor of the Senate, saying he plans to quit in the “coming weeks.
“I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate”
“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” said the Senator.
“I, of all people, am aware that there’s some irony that I am leaving while a man who’s bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and that a man who preys on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” he added.
Franken’s fall from grace began weeks ago, when a news anchor publicly accused the Senator of forcibly kissing and groping her while the two toured the Middle East. Days later, multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriately “grabbing” them while taking photographs.