Update (11:55AM EST): After weeks of speculation, the #MeToo movement has just claimed its latest conquest with Senator Al Franken of Minnesota officially confirming his resignation on the Senate floor.
“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”
Of course, Franken's resignation came only after he once again denied the validity of the allegations against him saying "some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember differently."
It's unclear if Franken recalls this picture "differently"...
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Yesterday, following the "retirement" of John Conyers (D-MI), the chants for Senator Al Franken to follow suit reached a fevered pitch on the suggestion that anything less would simply be racist. The chaos gradually escalated throughout the day with Minnesota Public Radio eventually "confirming" that Franken would resign today...a confirmation that Franken subsequently denied (we covered the chaos here).
Now, The Hill is seemingly once again "confirming" an imminent resignation by reporting that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton would likely tap Lt. Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken should he choose to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
Alas, the back and forth suspense over Franken's future in the Senate has nearly come to an end as he is set to deliver a speech on the Senate floor at 11:45AM EST.
Senator Franken is scheduled to deliver a speech from the Senate floor at 11:45 AM ET.— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) December 7, 2017
So what say you? Will Franken remain defiant amid growing calls for his resignation or step down in disgrace? Tune in below to find out...