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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Accused groper Al Franken says he'll leave the Senate January 2





Democratic Senator Al Franken, who announced his plans to resign earlier this month in the wake of a series of sexual misconduct allegations, will retire on Jan. 2, a spokesperson for the senator said on Wednesday.
The 66-year-old former comedian from Minnesota had been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party but he had faced growing calls from fellow Senate Democrats to step down as allegations against him mounted.
Sen. Patrick Leahy said this week he regrets calling for Sen. Al Franken to resign instead of waiting for an ethics investigation.
The Burlington Free Press reported the Vermont Democrat released a statement Monday, saying he has 'stood for due process' throughout his career, and that he regrets 'not doing that this time.' He says the Ethics Committee 'should have been allowed to investigate and make its recommendation.

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