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Sen. Al Franken to the Senate the announcement that he is leaving Congress amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct is under attack by many for the lack of an apology; analysis of Beverly Hallberg, President of district Media group, and Erin Delmore, chief political correspondent for Bustle.com.
Sen. Al Franken finally has a date for his departure from the Congress.
Fox News has learned that the Swiss franc is the last day of Jan. 2. Officials say that with his office, that Franken, D-Minn., To make plans, official his resigation at the time. His successor, Lt. Gov., Tina Smith will be sworn in the next day.
The resignation comes barely a month after Franken announced to leave his plan in the Senate. Other had in the Senate, called on him, to say goodbye after a spate of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
In his Dec. 7 resignation-speech, Franken said that he would go home in the “coming weeks”.
The two-term senator, first elected in 2008, originally intended the Senate ethics Committee investigated the allegations against him. Then, a seventh claim against him, on Dec. 6, by a woman, claiming to be the Franks tried to forcibly kiss in the year 2006. And a chorus of female Democratic senators-including New York, Kirsten Gillibrand and California, Kamala Harris — demand his resignation, effectively forcing his departure.
“I’m going to come home.”
– Al Franken
Franks, in his speech, noted his original plan with respect to an ethics investigation that he thought would help. And he argues that “some of the accusations against me are simply not true. Others that I remember very differently.”
Franken also suggested that there was something “ironic” about his exit from the Senate to the President, Donald Trump, “a man said on the tape about his history of sexual assault,” remains in office. The President denies wrongdoing allegations.
Such statements of Swiss franc fueled speculation that the senator, a former comedian, was having second thoughts about his next steps, or that he not be at least running in a hurry, from Washington, especially after members of both political parties, similar arguments have been raised.
When asked, after his resignation in the speech, what his post-retirement plans were, Frank simply replied, “I’m going to come home.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Joseph Weber contributed to this report.
Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @perrych