Sen. Al Franken to Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

After a long successful political career, Democratic Senator Al Franken announced he will be resigning after several women accused him of sexual harassment.

As reported by The Washington Post, more than a half-dozen women have accused Franken of unwanted advances and touching. The senator apologized, saying in some cases that he had not intended to give offense and in others that he did not recall events as the women did.

A former congressional aide revealed to Politico that Franken had tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, two years before his election to the Senate. The aide renamed anonymous.  in the publication.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) said the senator’s actions should serve as a warning to those who have been or may be accused of sexual wrongdoing, stated The Washington Post.