WATCH: Franken Announces His Resignation After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Dec 7, 2017

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation this morning after several allegations of sexual misconduct.

After two allegations last month, the senator apologized to his accusers and said that he would "do a lot of reflecting," but not resign. A Politico story yesterday detailed another story of a woman who said Franken forcibly kissed her in 2006. While Franken denies the claim, Democrats are calling for his resignation. 

A Democratic official told Minnesota Public Radio yesterday that Franken would announce his resignation this morning, but the senator initially denied that report. 

Watch a livestream of the announcement below, courtesy of PBS Newshour