Watch: Accused Groper Al Franken Announces Resignation

Liberal politician falls victim to sexual predator purge

Minnesota Senator Al Franken announced Thursday he would step down in the coming weeks.

“Minnesotans deserve a senator who can focus with all her energy on addressing the issues they face every day,” the embattled actor-turned-politician said.

“I know in my heart that nothing I have done as a senator, nothing, has brought dishonor on this institution,” Franken added.

“I know there’s been a very different picture of me painted through the last few weeks, but I know who I really am,” he stated.

“Some of the allegations aren’t true. Others I remember differently.”

Franken also used the moment as an opportunity to take a swipe at President Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore: “I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape of his history of sexual assault is in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls has the full support of his party.”

In the past week, Franken was under immense pressure by over twenty members of his own party to resign after several accusers alleged Franken acted inappropriately.

Former Playboy model Leeann Tweeden was the first to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct, in addition to releasing a damning photo of the lawmaker groping her as she slept during a 2006 USO tour.

Last week, Franken held a press conference where he announced he would not step down despite new accusers coming forward.

Just yesterday, Franken also denied reports he was planning to announce his resignation today.

MPR News


Sen. Al Franken is preparing to resign amid a cascade of calls from fellow Democrats and other political allies to leave office in response to multiple allegations of sexual harassment 

Not accurate, @mpr@Stowydad. No final decision has been made and the Senator is still talking with his family. Please update your story.

2 responses to “Watch: Accused Groper Al Franken Announces Resignation

  1. I go along with the theory that throwing these bums under the bus is all about getting Trump.

    Al Franken was is and always be a pig.

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  2. I agree with you MeThePeople. While I did not listen to all of Franken’s comments live (they interrupted one of my favorite judge shows, Hot Bench, to broadcast his comments), I felt his ‘non apology’ through the TV screen. I said this before on social media and I am going to say it again. Franken sounded so much like one of the bosses in an office I used to work in. The support staff sat sort of in a semi circle in this fairly large room in front of the bosses offices. One Director loved it when it would get cold, either in the winter or summer from air conditioning because when the office got cold and the support staff — mostly female – would wear a turtleneck or a sleeveless shell a lot of times our nipples would show. I can hear this guy now talking about what a laugh that was, For Him!!!!! That was way before started ‘sensitivity’ training. Which by the way did not matter to this guy.

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