Al Franken Announces He Will Resign, Takes Parting Shots at Trump & Roy Moore
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced today he will resign in the coming weeks from the U.S. Senate amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken said some of the allegations against him are "simply not true" and others he "remembers differently."
He said he was prepared to cooperate fully with an ethics investigation in Congress and was "confident in the outcome."
He took a parting shot at President Trump, lamenting the "irony" that he is resigning while "a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office."
Franken also bashed the GOP for supporting Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is alleged to have "repeatedly preyed on young girls."
"I know who I really am," said Franken, arguing that nothing he did while in office "brought dishonor" upon the Senate.
"I hope you know that I will be fighting alongside you every step of the way," he said.
"For a decade now, every time I would get tired or discouraged or frustrated, I would think about the people I was doing this for, and it would get me back up on my feet."
In the latest allegation, journalist and radio host Tina Dupuy claims Franken groped her at a Media Matters party during President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.