Democratic Senator and ex-comedian Al Franken has said he plans to quit “in the coming weeks” after string of sexual harassment allegations.
“I am proud that during my time in the Senate that I have used my power to be a champion of women,” the Minnesota senator said from the US Senate floor.
The announcement came after dozens of Democrats called on him to resign.
The ex-comedian is the most prominent political figure to resign amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations.
Source by BBC