Sen. Al Franken resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

Senator Al Franken taking the Senate floor just minutes ago to announce his resignation in the coming weeks.

This is in the wake of more than two dozen of his Democratic colleagues calling for him to step aside amid a growing number of women who said Franken sexually harassed them.

Franken was somewhat defiant, denying many of the allegations against him and saying "I have used my power to be a champion of women."

The move comes just days after longtime Democratic Representative John Conyers announced his retirement from the House of Representatives after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

"There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office," Franken said while referring to previous allegations made against President Trump.

Senator Franken ended his speech with touching on the support he's gotten from those closest to him.

"This has been a tough few weeks for me. But I am a very, very lucky man. I have beautiful, healthy family that I love and that loves me very much. I'm going to be just fine," Franken said.

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