BREAKING: Two-Term Senator, Breaks Down In Tears, Announces His Resignation From The Senate Over Sexual Misconduct

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Senator Al Franken, D-Minn of the United States of America has announced that he will resign from the Senate in the coming weeks.

The senator’s resignation came after a string of allegations of sexual misconduct and mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers for him to step down.

“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said during an emotional speech amidst tears from the Senate floor.

His announcement comes a day after 35 Democratic senators called on their embattled colleague to step down.

“Enough is enough,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrote of the allegations against Franken in a Facebook post-Wednesday.

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“The women who have come forward are brave and I believe them.”

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Recall that in  November, the two-term senator was swept up in the fast-moving avalanche of sexual misconduct and harassment allegations that have led to high-profile firings and resignations of a number of powerful men in Hollywood and the media.

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