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Sen. Franken resigns from U.S. Senate

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Sen. Franken resigns from U.S. Senate

seaman. jenna:and i'm jenna rehnstrom. amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct-- minnesota's al franken announces he will resign from the u-s senate. tim: but franken's not going quietly. kcau 9's karen caifa begins our--- " sen. al franken/-d- minnesota: in the coming weeks, i will be resigning as a member of the united states senate. senator al franken saying he will step down -- but stopping short of apologizing -- 24 hours after a wave of democratic colleagues urged him to resign amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. sen. al franken/-d- minnesota: i will always regret having to walk away from this job wi so much work still yet to be done. the senate ethics committee began investigating franken in november after a radio anchor alleged he groped and forcibly kissed her during a 2006 u-s-o tour. franken apologized... but since then additional women have come forward with new claims against him. sen kirsten gillibrand/-d- new york: you need to draw a line in the sand and say none of it is okay. franken's departure happening in the heat of another special election -- with sexual misconduct at the forefront. nat pop republican senate candidate roy moore in alabama -- is accused of pursuing relationships with a number of teenage girls while he was in his 30s --- and of assault by two of them. franken referenced moore -- along with president trump and the infamous 'access hollywood' tape -- in a speech on the senate floor thursday.

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