Disgraced liberal lawmaker Al Franken resigned from the United State Senate on Thursday, stepping down after multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriate sexual misconduct.
Franken announced his resignation during a speech on the floor of the Senate, saying he plans to quit in the “coming weeks.
“I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate”
“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” said the Senator.
“I, of all people, am aware that there’s some irony that I am leaving while a man who’s bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and that a man who preys on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” he added.
Franken’s fall from grace began weeks ago, when a news anchor publicly accused the Senator of forcibly kissing and groping her while the two toured the Middle East. Days later, multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriately “grabbing” them while taking photographs.
LAUER’S TURN: Newsweek CLAIMS LAUER Cost Hillary 2016 Election
Liberal magazine Newsweek still can’t accept the results of the 2016 election; claiming in a bizarre article that Matt Lauer’s “sexist debate moderation” tilted the race towards Donald Trump.
The left-leaning outlet published the outrageous article Friday, titled “Matt Lauer Questioned Hillary Clinton’s Judgment During Sexist Debate Moderation,” arguing that the disgraced NBC anchor’s attitude towards Clinton swayed voters away from the former Secretary of State.
“Lauer moderated the Commander-in-Chief forum, grilling then-presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but some viewers thought he pressed Clinton too hard on her email scandal rather than overseeing the promised discussion about national security issues,” writes the author.
“The insistence on discussing her emails continued throughout the forum, and Lauer spent a full third of Clinton’s allotted time talking about the controversy,” she added.
Hillary mentioned the debate herself in her recently released memoir, saying she was “ticked off” over Lauer’s questions.
“Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush. What a waste of time,” writers Clinton.
The former NBC icon was abruptly fired Wednesday morning, following an overnight meeting between network executives and the lawyer of a woman accusing Lauer of sexual assault. The anchor released a statement on Thursday, saying “enough” of the allegations were true, and he was deeply “ashamed.”
FRANKEN SCANDAL DEEPENS: Another Media Insider Comes Forward
Bombshell revelations about hyper-liberal Senator Al Franken’s sexual misconduct continue to spiral out of control on Thursday, with another media insider coming forward and accusing the former funnyman of sexually assaulting her.
Media Equalizer co-founder Melanie Morgan is the most recent woman to come forward and reveal her disturbing accounts of Sen. Franklin’s inappropriate behavior. The incident occurred in August 2000 while filming a segment of ‘Politically Incorrect’ hosted by Bill Maher.
According to Morgan, she accepted Maher’s invitation to appear on the show but was unaware of her fellow guests.
“I was invited and unaware of who his guests were going to be that night. I’ve since learned that though few know this, Al Franken was actually a writer for the show,” said Morgan.
“He approached me backstage, angrily called me out on [my statistics] and insisted he would prove he was right,” she added. “As a woman, his presence and proximity to me felt very threatening and intimidating.”
“I never forgot that experience and it informed me of his lack of character and obsessive personality. I believe every word Leann wrote,” Morgan said.
Earlier Thursday, news anchor Leann Tweeden accused Sen. Franken of inappropriately kissing her and sexually assaulting her during a USO comedy tour to troops stationed throughout the Middle East.
Read Melanie Morgan’s harrowing account here.