Published Dec 07, 2017Even though 36 SNL employees decided to defend him for some reason, Al Franken has faced continual, ongoing allegations of sexual misconduct from a variety of women he's crossed paths with over the years. Franken has been accused of sexual misconduct, ranging from unwanted groping to forced kissing, by at least eight women. Today (December 7), he resigned from the senate.
In a statement that you can view below, Franken called it "the worst day of my political life," adding that some of the allegations against him were "simply not true."
The former SNL performer also used the opportunity to take some shots at the president. "There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving office while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office," he said.
It doesn't look as if many other people saw the supposed humour in the situation, however. Franken reportedly received an overwhelming number of calls for his resignation from within the Democratic party.
Watch his statement below.