Al Franken, the Democratic senator and admitted groper who should have been made to resign weeks ago so because there’s never just one, idiots, is to resign.
The announcement came after dozens of Democrats called on him to resign.
He is the most prominent political figure to resign amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations.
“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States senate,” he told his colleagues on Thursday.
“I may be resigning my seat but I am not giving up my voice.”
The former Saturday Night Live comedian and two-term senator has apologised to several women who have accused him of groping and sexual harassment, but he faced mounting pressure to resign after a new allegation emerged on Wednesday.
from Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2017/12/07/franken-to-resign.html