Sen. Al Franken Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Facing a surge of pressure from his female counterparts in the Senate, Sen. Al Franken has resigned amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Franken, a Democratic junior senator from Minnesota, announced his resignation in an emotional appearance on the Senate floor on Thursday.

He has been accused of inappropriately touching seven women, including Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor on KABC radio in Los Angeles, who alleged last month that Franken groped and forcibly kissed her during a USO tour in 2006, before he became a senator. Tweeden, who released a photo of...

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By: People.com - Thursday, 7 December

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