Report: Franken will resign Thursday



A source close to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Wednesday confirmed the senator will resign Thursday amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

A Democratic Party official who said they spoke to Franken ahead of the senator's planned Thursday press conference told the station that Franken plans to announce his resignation at the event.

He added that Franken has traveled to D.C. to discuss his future with his family. The officials said that Franken's staff confirmed his decision in separate conversations.

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