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Al Franken Resigns from the Senate

By TheBlast Staff

Al Franken has resigned from the Senate in the wake of several women coming forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

Franken announced on Thursday he will be stepping down in the coming weeks.

Taking a shot at both President Trump and Alabama candidate for senator Roy Moore, Franken said during his speech, "I am leaving while a man bragged on tape about his history of the sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota."

The first accusation against Franken came last month when Leann Tweeden — a radio host in Los Angeles and former model — came forward to say Franken kissed and groped her during a USO Tour back in 2006.

Since that first accusation, several other women have come forward with claims of their own.

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