Al Franken Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
It’s time to go. That’s what 32 senators, including almost every female Democrat, told Sen. Al Franken, who faces multiple allegations of unwanted sexual advances. On Thursday, he heeded their call and became the second lawmaker this week to step down amid claims of sexual misconduct. In an address to the Senate, Franken — once seen as a rising political star — denied the allegations and sharply criticized what he said was the “irony” of President Donald Trump still occupying the White House despite the sexual assault allegations leveled against him.