UPDATE: Al Franken has announced that he will resign from the Senate in the next several weeks. Big League Politics first broke the Al Franken scandal on our Twitter account:
Roger Stone broke the Senator Al Franken sexual assault story here at Big League Politics twitter at 1:05 AM Thursday.
— Big League Politics (@BigLeaguePol) November 18, 2017
Minnesota Public Radio reported Wednesday that Sen. Alan S. “Al” Franken (D.-Minn.) intends to resign in the wake of six women accusing him of inappropriate behavior.
A Democratic official who has spoken to Al Franken and key aides says Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday, the official tells MPR News.
The official spoke to Franken and separately to Franken’s staff. A staff member told the official that Franken had gone to his Washington home to discuss his plans with family.
MPR News agreed to withhold the official’s name because the official wanted to give Franken the chance to talk about his decision in his own words.
The senator’s official Twitter feed Tweeted out a rebuttal.
— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) December 6, 2017
Has a single elected Republican even tried to offer a reason why Franken should resign and Trump shouldn’t? https://t.co/NUXpvzF7YU
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) December 6, 2017
Wow, that Joe Biden groping picture was the worst…
Al Franken: Hold my beer. pic.twitter.com/GzQnazz649
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 16, 2017
I agree with my colleagues who have stepped forward today and called on Senator Franken to resign. We can’t just believe women when it’s convenient.
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) December 6, 2017
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 6, 2017