U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) announces Thursday, December 7 that he will resign.
He was asked to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations. Democrats and Republicans call for his resignation. 35 senators, most of them Democrats and women, and the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (Tom Perez) call for him to step down. Recently, eight women detailed Franken’s inappropriate actions before and after winning a Senate seat in Minnesota’s 2009 elections. He is married with two children.
Sexual Misconduct and Politics
US Congressional official, John Conyers, a Democrat out of Michigan announced his retirement after sexual misconduct allegations and the discovery of a settlement from a complaint of a former staffer.
Conyers was the longest serving member in the House of Representatives. He made the decision after health issues related to stress from findings, placed him the hospital.
While many pressure Franken, there have been numerous people calling for Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore to vacate his campaign. Multiple allegations against Moore have been made by women who said he inappropriately engaged with them while they were teens. At the time, he was a thirty-something attorney.
According to reports, Moore cased a particular mall to pick up underaged girls. Nonetheless, his backing from some Republican supporters remains unyielding.
*Updated: 12/07/2017 at 2:18:16 PM