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Franken Officially Resigns from Senate

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Take His Place

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate. The Minnesota Democrat formally resigned Tuesday afternoon. It comes nearly a month after he announced his plans to leave Congress after a swirl of sexual misconduct allegations that began in November. His departure sets the stage for current Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to be sworn in on Wednesday…

Past SNL Performers, Staff Sign Statement Supporting Franken

No One from SNL Claim Franken Acted Inappropriately

MINNEAPOLIS-A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC’s”Saturday Night Live” have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken, a Democrat, of forcibly kissing her during a USO tour in 2006. Another woman says he placed his hand on her buttocks while posing for a photo at the Minnesota…

Rape Survivor Wants Franken’s Name Off Bill

Bill Would Fund Training for Law Enforcement Officers Working With Trauma Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C.-A Minnesota woman and rape survivor who worked with Sen. Al Franken to craft legislation for fellow survivors says the senator should take his name off the bill. Abby Honold, 22, was brutally raped by a fellow University of Minnesota student in 2014. Her rapist was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty in 2016. She worked…