A Democratic official who has spoken to Al Franken and key aides says Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday, the official tells MPR News.
The official spoke to Franken and separately to Franken’s staff. A staff member told the official that Franken had gone to his Washington home to discuss his plans with family.
Franken faced a cascade of calls Wednesday from fellow Democrats and other political allies to leave office in response to multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
34 Dem Senators now calling for Franken's resignation (12 additional Democrats since mid-afternoon)
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) December 6, 2017
Franken responded to the report Wednesday night:
— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) December 6, 2017