Franken resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives to speak to the media on Capitol Hill, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday, a day after a majority of his Democratic Senate colleagues called for him to step down following a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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“I know in my heart that nothing I’ve done as a senator - nothing - has brought dishonor on this institution,” Franken said on the Senate floor. “Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”