Franken to leave Senate Jan. 2; Smith takes over Jan. 3

Franken to leave Senate Jan. 2; Smith takes over Jan. 3

At least eight women had shared stories of him touching them without consent during photo-opportunities, on a celebrity tour to military installations overseas or at political events.

"I've seen a person that his own caucus has turned on".

Franken joins Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) after they both announced they would step down from Congress after facing sexual harassment allegations.

"I'm taking to the Senate floor to give the first of what will be a series of final speeches, this one focused on my work to improve education on behalf of Minnesotans and all Americans", Franken tweeted. "I look forward to working with her on ensuring a speedy and seamless transition", Franken said recently in a statement.

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"I definitely think he should not resign", Manchin told CNN on Monday. And go through this complete process of an extensive ethics review, and whatever the outcome is I will live with it.

This is a startling confession for a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where a lack of regard for due process ought to be disqualifying.

However, keep in mind that the Senate Ethics Committee will take up Franken next year. Franken was accused of sexual misconduct by several women. If I were Leann Tweden, who was the first to complain, I would stand by for a campaign of attack meant to discredit her. The two-term senator, who has denied allegations from more than a half-dozen women that he touched them inappropriately or made unwanted sexual advances, will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a Democrat.

A special election will be held in Minnesota to permanently fill the seat timed to next year's midterm elections in November.

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