By Bob Unruh
Commentators across the spectrum of American politics are wondering whether the move by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign “in the coming weeks” over a long list of groping allegations will give his party the “moral high ground” against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has denied claims of sexual assault by three women and “inappropriate” behavior by six others.
Franken read a statement Thursday on the floor of the U.S. Senate in which, after announcing his resignation and claiming many of the allegations against him are false, he lashed out at President Trump and Moore. He said, however, he would resign “in coming weeks” because he believed it was in the best interest of the citizens of Minnesota.
“I know in my heart that nothing I have done as a senator, nothing has brought dishonor on this institution, and I am confident that the Ethics Committee would agree. Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” he said.
More than half a dozen allegations followed the claim of KABC on-air personality Leeann Tweeden, who accused Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent while she was asleep during a USO tour before Franken’s election.
Franken insists he doesn’t recall the kissing encounter the way Tweeden described it.
Tweeden substantiated her claim of groping with a photo that shows Franken with his hands over her breasts while he smiles for the camera.
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