Al Franken: ‘Ironic’ I'm Leaving When Trump, Roy Moore Have Support

During his resignation speech on the Senate floor, Al Franken lamented the “irony” that he is resigning while accused serial sexual harasser Donald Trump is president and Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls, has widespread GOP support. Both are accused of predatory sexual behavior. “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 is running for Senate with full support of his party,” he said, referencing the Access Hollywood tape that included audio of Trump bragging about groping women “by the pussy.” At least 16 women have accused Trump of sexual harassment or assault, while Moore has been accused of sexually pursing teenaged girls when he was in his 30s. Franken announced his resignation after eight women accused him of groping or trying to forcibly kiss them.