BREAKING: Sen. Al Franken resigns following sexual misconduct allegations

Well … bye.

From MPR News:

Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears to be on the brink of resigningfrom the Senate.

A Democratic official who spoke to Franken and key aides told MPR News Franken will resign Thursday. He’s expected to make a speech from the Senate floor at 10:45 a.m. MPR News will carry live coverage on air and online.

During Franken’s speech, he made several digs at Republicans and praised his progressive buddies in the Senate.

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