via Democratic Sen. Al Franken announces resignation – AOL News

Senator Al Franken announced his resignation Thursday amid allegations that he inappropriately touched several women — a shameful exit for a rising star of the Democratic party.

“I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said. “Let me be clear, I may be resigning my seat but I am not giving up my voice.”

The dramatic announcement from the Senate floor comes one day after more than a dozen Democratic Senators, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer of New York, called for Franken to step down following allegations made by eight women.

via Democratic Sen. Al Franken announces resignation – AOL News

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