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Al Franken right to resign

Al Franken right to resign

Samantha Klepfer

January 24, 2018

Since the summer, Sen. Al Franken has been faced with eight accusations of sexual harassment, according to Time. Franken chose to publicly respond in a few different ways and eventually resigned from his senate position. When the allegations first came out, Franken apologized, briefly claiming to feel e...

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Eli Curran-Moore

December 21, 2017

On Dec. 7 Al Franken announced he would be resigning as senator amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior after much consideration, according to the New York Times. Much of the public and many Democratic senators called for his resignation, according to The Washington Post. As someone who admired Al Franken and commends his political prowess, Senior Sh...

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