The call for Franken to leave the U.S. Senate came on the heels of yet another accuser coming forward with charges of untoward sexual conduct.
Franken said Thursday he will resign from the Senate. "Let me be clear, I may be resigning my seat but I am not giving up my voice".
With his staff lining the wall of the Senate chamber, waving at him in support, and several of his Democratic colleagues watching his remarks with grim expressions, Franken noted that "all women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously", but defiantly claimed that some of the allegations against him are "simply not true".
Texas Democrats said Thursday that they won't give back campaign money generated from a fundraiser headlined by disgraced Sen. Franken denied the allegations, the website said.
Of those who, like Gillibrand, have called for Franken to resign amid on-the-record and anonymous claims of misconduct, Carlson warned not to take glee in others' downfall.
"I know who I really am", he said. Republicans, who hold a 52-48 majority, are now on the hunt for a top-tier candidate in a politically competitive state where President Donald Trump lost by less than 2 percentage points past year, reported NBC News.
Dupuy said she was offended by Franken'sresignation speech and thought it was inappropriate that he delivered it on the Senate floor.
Franken is only the latest in a string of powerful American men who have left their jobs in the wake of sexual harassment or assault allegations. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation". The victor of the special election would serve out the remainder of Franken's term - until January 2021 - and face re-election in November 2020, thus restoring the six-year cycle of Senate seats.
Franken directly addressed the #MeToo movement in his resignation speech. He was a cosponsor of the bill to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act in 2012, and introduced a bill in 2015 to make it easier for victims of workplace sexual harassment to seek justice. Half of the women who provided their accounts to various media outlets did so on the condition of anonymity.
"'It's my right as an entertainer, '" the woman says Franken told her after she avoided his kiss. You are watching somebody probably having the worst day of his life.
When Tweeden made her accusations, Franken said he did not remember the kissing incident - in which Tweeden said he stuck his tongue down her throat as they rehearsed a USO skit - in the way that she did.
The Fourteenth Court of Appeals sent the matter back to the lower court for a decision in line with that ruling. And that was despite a dissent from Trump's most recently appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch.
The shooting happened during the presidential campaign and touched off a fierce debate over the country's immigration policies. Under local sanctuary city rules, local law enforcement won't hold a person beyond the term of their incarceration.
It is Arsenal , and that is hard enough without us being focused on other things. "I love tennis, I don't play tennis". Ash just scored the goal at Watford so if he feels it then fine, or I feel it then I will tell him.
John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday morning, forcing the rocker to postpone a New Orleans Dead & Company show. People magazine reported that Mayer, 40, has been touring with the band, an offshoot of the Grateful Dead , this fall.
There were many tears shed towards the end of the show as there were heartbreak and promises for both Bandgi and Puneesh. The two talk about how Hina looks insecure when everyone gives more importance to Shilpa Shinde including Salman Khan .
Her critics say that it is possible she didn't undergo any surgery and did her look all by herself by using makeup and prosthesis. In one video she can be seen without her unique nose and cheek bones, though this may be a clip from before her transformation.
North Korea missile prompted Singapore Air plane re-route
Cathay Pacific's crew reported seeing the weapon re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, while Korean Air said its pilots "saw a flash". Amid reports that North Korea is testing nuclear missiles , airlines are rerouting flight paths to avoid North Korean airspace.
Subaru models earn top IIHS safety awards
In line with Cars.com's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The institute's Top Safety Pick+ winners include small cars , midsize cars , large luxury cars and midsize SUVs .
Amazon Prime Video App And Apple TV Finally Come Together
Prime Video requires tvOS 11.1 or higher, which can be downloaded in Settings System Software Update on your Apple TV. Presently, if a user tries to buy a film or TV show via Amazon's iOS app , he or she is directed to Amazon's website.
Quake of 5.5 magnitude jolts Uttarakhand
Tremors were also felt in Tamil Nadu's Chennai and Uttarakhand's Chamoli, indicating that the seismic event occured pan-India. A magnitude 5.5 natural disaster tremors hit parts of Uttarakhand Wednesday.
Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset goes official
The laptop comes with Qualcomm's X16 LTE modem with speeds up to 1gbps, which is 3-7 times faster than average broadband speeds. Battery life that lasts days means you can charge your PC as little as once a week, and not have to carry around power cords.
World Cup 2018 groups announced
Asked for his memories of that game, he said: "The goal Beckham scored!" "Panama are very happy with this group". But the matches against Tunisia and England will be particularly evocative for their coach Hernan Dario Gomez .
Amethi Civic polls: SP leads in Gauriganj, BJP in Jais
This is being seen as a desperate attempt by BSP supreme Mayawati to stay relevant in the state, which she has ruled four times. The state election commission previously said that counting of votes will be held at 334 centers at district headquarters.