Sen. Al Franken resigns amidst sexual assault allegations

In Washington DC on the Senate floor, where embattled Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken announced he will resign his Senate seat amid a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him that emerged in recent weeks.

The first of those allegations from Filipino American radio host.

 

“Today, I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate. I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assaults sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly prayed on young girls, campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me, it’s about the people of Minnesota.”

 

The 66-year-old senator, who was seen as a rising star in the Democratic party, is the second senator to resign this week over sexual misconduct allegations.

Michigan Democratic Senator John Conyers announced his resignation on Tuesday.

Franken’s departure comes after a string of 7 women, starting with Fil-Am broadcaster Leeannn Tweeden, claimed he sexually harassed them, and 18 of his fellow Democrats in the Senate urged him to resign, presents an opening for Republicans to recapture a seat they lost when Franken won election in 2008, and to build on their slim 52-48 Senate majority. That election will be held in November 2018.

Until then, Minnesota’s governor will appoint an interim senator to take Franken’s place.

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  • Mario
    8 December 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Sen Franken and Conyer were force to resigned,without trial by their own party.The reason why the Democrat, are attacking all sides including their allies from Hollywood and Media is designed to bring down Trump. The Democrat will tell to American voters,”see we are fair,Trump you better resign, there will be sexual harrassment coming committed 20,10 years ago.The impeachment on Trump failed with a vote of 58(yes)-364(No), embarrassment on Pelosi. Franken and Conyer resignation will be replaced by a more liberal Democrat.Moore victory in Alabama, will guaranty a 52-48 GOP majority. On 2014 Harry Reed change the 60 votes rule to 51 votes on Prez appointees, thinking that HClinton will win and No GOP Prez for the next 100 years.But Trump won and inherited 190 LIFETIME judicial vacancy on the lower Court. Trump by-passed the ABA(AmerBarAsso)nominee being a radical lawyers, instead rely on Heritage foundation. Most of Trump appointees are Conservative Christian lawyers, waiting for confirmation, which make Trump the most powerful President ever elected. Supreme Court conservative for 30 years, Lower Court conservative for 40 years.Conservatism is the future of America. No wonder the left are getting crazy..It should had been Hillary…

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    14 December 2017 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    The left wingers application of the “critical theory”…aggressively criticizing/attacking their victim from various points (politicians, the media at large, students, various offices, schools, etc.etc.) is today’s perfect example of cultural hegemony of the far left or left wingers. It is indeed a “big blow” to society especially “due process”… Allegations of this and that 40, 30, 20 years ago sounds like a “fairy tale”…

  • American
    26 December 2017 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    That’s what happen when they can’t grow yet. Look Man penis rule the “BRAIN.” That’s why you have a lot of sex abuse!

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    28 December 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    There is a lot of misguided opinions out there talking about penis controlling the brain (American, 2017) being the reason of this unexplained and unresolved sexual harassment that happened decades ago. Most of them are word of the mouth, after the fact and probably engineered to be exposed based on self-righteous and self-serving agenda. Assuming this things really happened, what in the right minded person that you are became coward or shy that you did not file a claim. Could it be that “popularity” became more important and if you file that claim could jeopardize everything you work hard for? If indeed your claim went to court, you are either afraid or worried that the court due process system will shed some light regarding the “truth”…or you decided to go with the flow, became “famous” as time went by 10, 20, and 30 years ago you pull this stunt to surprise the world…

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