Al Franken Announced Resignation from Senate with Controversial Speech

Headline Roundup December 7th, 2017

Senator Al Franken announced his resignation amid multiple allegations of sexual assault, with many of his Democratic colleagues calling for his resignation. He has been widely criticized across the aisle for not apologizing to his accusers during his speech.

Al Franken Announced Resignation from Senate with Controversial Speech

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Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he plans to resign, in a speech on the Senate floor that put him face to face with dozens of Democratic colleagues who called for him to step down over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.

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From the Right
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It’s heartening that the reaction to the words of Sen. Al Franken’s resignation announcement Thursday has been overwhelmingly negative.

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From the Left
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The senator squandered an opportunity to do good, and offered a master class in what not to do when accused of sexual misconduct.

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