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.”
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"Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate."— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 7, 2017
JUST IN: Senator Al Franken resigns in wake of sexual misconduct.
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