Subject: Dirtbag Dem Al Franken says he will resign from the Senate aftermultiple allegations of sexual improprieties
Al Franken announced Thursday he will resign his Senate seat,
falling to a whirlwind of sexual misconduct allegations like
those that have enmeshed other politicians, business leaders and
media figures across the country in recent months.
The Minnesota Democrat, a second-term senator once seen as a
potential presidential candidate in 2020 or beyond, earlier had
said he would not leave office but would submit to a Senate
ethics investigation into his behavior. He had acknowledged some
misconduct, but denied other allegations.
His fate appeared sealed, however, on Wednesday, when more than
half of Senate Democrats issued calls for his resignation in an
uprising led by female senators. The choreographed move came as
yet another woman came forward to accuse Franken of unwanted
advances before he was elected to the Senate, and Senate
Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer of New York privately met
with Franken to tell him the time had come to quit.