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US Senator Franken to resign after sexual harassment claims

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US Senator Al Franken said on Thursday that he will give up his seat amid allegations of sexual harassment levelled by eight different women.

The Minnesota Democrat made the announcement in a brief speech on the Senate floor, Efe reported.

The New York Times said that the move followed his crumbling support among the Democrats, making him the highest-profile casualty in the growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 22:54 IST
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