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Watch Sen. Al Franken resign amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment

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Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate on Thursday amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
"Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate," he said during a speech on the chamber floor.
Franken said he was "shocked" and "upset" by the allegations that he groped and forcibly kissed multiple women. And he denied the veracity of some of the accusations, claiming "some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember differently."
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Some thoughts on Al Franken's impending resignation

Some thoughts on Al Franken's impending resignation

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Thomson Reuters
Sen. Al Franken is widely expected to resign on Thursday.
Democrats have taken an admirably swift approach to force him out of the Senate.
Despite some gripes from the Democratic base, high ethical standards are good for a party.
The first accusations against Democratic Sen. Al Franken came just three weeks ago. With his widely expected announcement Thursday that he will resign from the US Senate , Democrats will have gone from accusation to nudging him out of the Senate in less than one month.
This is admirably swift, especially considering the way the fact set around...
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