So Long, Funnyman

Senator denies Minnesota Public Radio report that he called it quits

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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:

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.

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The senator’s official Twitter feed Tweeted out a rebuttal.


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Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based political journalist and editor. Before joining Big League Politics, he was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also led Breitbart’s political polling operation and wrote up the Breitbart-Gravis polls. McCabe’s other positions include the One America News DC Bureau Chief, a senior reporter at Human Events and a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston’s Catholic paper. McCabe also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife and served as an Army combat historian in Iraq. His 2013 e-book The Unfriendly Skies examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.