U.S. Senator Franken after accusations of harassment has announced his retirement

U.S. democratic Senator al Franken announced his resignation after several women accused him of sexual harassment. Reported by the Associated Press.

Franken, who is the Senator from Minnesota for nine years, said he will leave office in the coming weeks.

After his resignation, the state Governor will appoint a temporary replacement, Franken, and in 2018 will be a new election.

6 Dec six women senators from the Democratic party demanded Franken to resign because of allegations of harassment.

Journalist Leanne Tweden accused the Franken that in 2006, before the election of Senator, forcibly kissed her, and then took a picture, grabbing the sleeping Tweden in the chest with both hands. Franken apologized and Tweden said that accept the apology and would not seek his resignation.

American Lindsey Menz stated that Franken had assaulted her, when he was a Senator. According to «BBC Russian service», only 12 women have accused the politician of sexual harassment.

Franken was first elected Senator in 2008. Until the election was known as a showman and host of «Saturday night live» on NBC.




U.S. Senator Franken after accusations of harassment has announced his retirement 08.12.2017

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