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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced his intention Thursday to resign from the Senate amidst accusations of sexual misconduct — but managed to take a parting shot at Presidential Donald Trump and Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore.
Franken declared on the Senate floor:
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[T]oday I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate. I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.
Both Trump and Moore have denied allegations of sexual misconduct, though Trump apologized for “locker room talk” on an open mic during a 2005 taping of Access Hollywood.
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Critics of Franken’s decision have suggested that the Democratic Party is attempting to “clean house” and rid itself of politicians who have been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct in order to mount an attack on Moore — and to renew attacks on Trump that failed to derail his presidential campaign in 2016.
Indeed, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)...
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