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Al Franken Calls It Quits After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Pile Up

"I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice." Sen. Al Franken, bowing to pressure from his Senate colleagues, announced on Thursday that he would resign after being hit with multiple sexual misconduct allegations. During a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, Franken said he was “shocked” when multiple women accused him of groping them. “I was shocked, I was upset, but in responding to their claims, I also wanted to be respectful of that broader conversation,” Franken said.
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