Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced his resignation on Thursday, following weeks of allegations of sexual harrasment against him, according to NPR.
Two-thirds of Senate Democrats called for his resignation on Wednesday, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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Franken was again accused of sexual misconduct as recently as Wednesday. A woman told Politico that Franken tried to kiss her after she appeared on his radio show in 2006 prior to his election to the Senate. The woman, who was not named in the article, said Franken claimed, “It’s my right as an entertainer.” Franken denied the allegation. “This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation,” Franken said in a statement, according to Politico.
The latest report prompted many Democrats who’d previously kept silent about the allegations against Franken to come forward.
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