Two more US lawmakers in Congress say they will resign over allegations of ethical and sexual misconduct amid the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country.
US Senator Al Franken, a Democratic from Minnesota, announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations.
Representative Trent Franks of Arizona, one of the House’s most ardent social conservatives, and Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, an ardent liberal, say they will resign amid allegations of ethical and sexual misconduct.
“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said on the Senate floor.
Fall of a rising star
Franken, a 66-year-old former comedian who had been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, is facing accusations of sexual misconduct from eight women.
“I know in my heart that nothing I’ve done as a senator — nothing — has…