Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) said in a speech in the Senate on Dec. 7, 2017, that he plans to resign in the coming weeks after many Democratic colleagues called for him to step down over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct. Photo: ReutersWASHINGTON—Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he would resign in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, underscoring how deeply the Capitol is being shaken by the national reassessment of how men treat women and raising anxiety about which lawmakers could be next to go. Mr. Franken made his announcement in a speech from the Senate floor that put the Minnesota lawmaker face to face with Democratic colleagues who a day earlier had praised his work and friendship but called on him to step aside nonetheless.
Source: Wall Street Journal December 07, 2017 15:47 UTC