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Franken to quit Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Democratic Senator and ex-comedian Al Franken has said he plans to quit “in the coming weeks” after string of sexual harassment allegations.

“I am proud that during my time in the Senate that I have used my power to be a champion of women,” the Minnesota senator said from the US Senate floor.

The announcement came after dozens of Democrats called on him to resign.

The ex-comedian is the most prominent political figure to resign amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations.


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