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Al Franken takes parting shot at Donald Trump, Roy Moore

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Sen. Al Franken had a very unusual road to politics. Now he’s walking away from Washington, amid sexual harassment allegations, with powerful parting words.
USA TODAY

Sen. Al Franken is officially on his way out the Senate door, resigning in the wake of allegations that he touched women improperly or made unwanted advances.

And in his Thursday announcement, the Minnesota Democrat made sure to take a shot at President Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, both accused of sexual misconduct of their own.

“I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”

Trump has been accused by a dozen women of groping and forced sexual encounters. Moore, who will face voters in next week’s Alabama special election, has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting teenagers while he was in his 30s.

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In Franken’s case, more than half a dozen women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations in recent weeks. He has disputed some of the accusations.

More: Sen. Al Franken says he will resign over sexual harassment charges, but denies misconduct

More: Al Franken resigns: Five memorable moments from his Senate years

 

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