After 2 additional sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken steps down

Dec 7, 2017

Embattled Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Speaks On His Political Future From The Senate Floor

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (C) and his wife Franni Bryson (L) arrive at the U.S. Capitol Building December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’ll resign in the coming weeks.

He’s repeatedly apologized as several women accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior, and as his support from fellow Democrats evaporated.

The Minnesota lawmaker took to the Senate floor to say, “I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice.” He says he’ll addressing issues as an activist.

Franken says he can’t go through a Senate Ethics Committee investigation and effectively represent his state at the same time.

With files from Associated Press.


Elizabeth Dunbar, reporter at Minnesota Public Radio who’s been following the story

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