A frustrated Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., stood on the Senate floor Thursday morning and announced his resignation from the Senate, following weeks of sexual assault allegations that ultimately prompted his own party to abandon him.
Franken admitted to none of the allegations against him, but said it’s time for him to step down nonetheless.
“Today, I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said. A spokesperson for Franken said no date has been set yet for his departure.
Franken made it clear on the Senate floor that he wasn’t happy with the decision, and insisted, as he has for the last few weeks, that not all of the accusations against him are accurate.
“Some of the allegations against me are simply not true,” he said. “Others I remember very differently.”
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