Says Some Allegations 'Not True' and Had Wanted Ethics Committee Investigation
Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken addressed his colleagues on the Senate floor and resigned, saying, "Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I am resigning as a member of the United States Senate."
Sen. Al Franken on allegations of sexual misconduct: "I was shocked. I was upset. But in responding to their claims, I wanted to be respectful of that broader conversation because all women deserve to be heard and their experience taken seriously." https://t.co/WmT8OdZlN6 pic.twitter.com/kQKXLoloNA— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 7, 2017
"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 assault sits in the Oval Office," Sen. Franken says. "But this decision is not about me." https://t.co/WmT8OdZlN6 pic.twitter.com/Qvxx6B1c0O— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 7, 2017
"Let me be clear, I may be resigning my seat but I am not giving up my voice. I will continue to stand up for the things I believe in as a citizen and as an activist," Sen. Franken says https://t.co/WmT8OdZlN6 pic.twitter.com/RgkYEqlNyy— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 7, 2017
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