VIDEO-----> AL FRANKEN: "I WILL BE RESIGNING AS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. SENATE"



in an emotional speech on the Senate floor on Thursday morning, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota said he will resign in the “coming weeks” amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.

“I know in my heart that nothing have done as a senator — nothing — has brought dishonor on this institution and I am confident that the Ethics Committee would agree,” he said. “Nevertheless today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”


WATCH THE SPEECH ON THE SENATE FLOOR A SHORT TIME AGO HERE: