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Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct claims

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Democratic Senator Al Franken says he plans to quit after string of sexual misconduct allegations.

Al Franken says he will resign from the Senate after multiple allegations of sexual improprieties

Los Angeles Times

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.

Al Franken resigns from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations

The Guardian / US

Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday, becoming the highest ranking US politician yet to step down in the wake of widening allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media and…

Al Franken to Resign From Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota announced his plans to resign, a day after a sixth woman accused him of misconduct and dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

Al Franken quits Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations

Sen. Al Franken on Thursday announced he was quitting the austere upper chamber amid mounting accusations that he forcibly kissed or groped women, bowing to resignation calls from at least 32 of his fellow Senate Democrats.

Striking a defiant tone, Franken says he will resign amid harassment allegations

The Minnesota Democrat announced on the Senate floor that he would step aside in “the coming weeks.” Sen. Al Franken said, "I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office.”

Sen. Al Franken to resign over sexual harassment allegations

Madison.com

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, once a rising star in Democratic Party, is resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Sen. Al Franken says he will resign from Congress amid sexual misconduct allegations

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from Congress in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising…

Sen. Al Franken announces resignation

NY Daily News

Senator Al Franken announced his resignation Thursday amid allegations that he inappropriately touched several women.

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