Franken promised to resign “in a few weeks” during his farewell address, but despite speculation, nobody knew exactly when it would happen…or if he would actually resign at all.
Pressure has mounted and finally cracked the Democrat, who officially resigned today.
Democratic senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Tammy Baldwin, Maggie Hassan, Kamala Harris, Patty Murray, Debbie Stabenow, Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill had called for the Minnesota senator to step down.
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Sen. Mazie Hirono initially defended Franken, but eventually called for him to step aside.
Tina Dupuy accused Sen. Franken of sexual misconduct in a piece published by the Atlantic. Dupuy claimed that Franken groped her in 2009 at a Media Matters party during President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Sen. Franken’s numerous sexual assault scandals first broke when Leann Tweeden, a journalist who anchors at TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, California, accused Sen. Franken of fondling her while she slept and shoving his tongue down her throat without her consent.
“Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside. I’ve struggled with this decision because he’s been a good Senator and I consider him a friend,” she wrote Wednesday. “But that cannot excuse his behavior and his mistreatment of women.”
President Donald Trump reacted to the Franken’s sexual assault allegations by labeling the Minnesota senator “Al Frankenstein.”
Will Al meet up with The Hermit or a mob of country folks on his way out of D.C. and back to Minnesota? Perhaps he’ll spend time harassing women on the train.