Watch live: Franken speaks on Senate floor after calls to resign

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is expected to make an announcement about whether he will resign from office Thursday, one day after a number of his Democratic colleagues united to ask him to step down.

In a dizzying turn of events, more than 30 Democratic senators called for Franken to step down on Wednesday after a new woman came forward to allege that he had forcibly tried to kiss her. Franken already faced a number of allegations of groping and other sexual misconduct.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) opened the floodgates around noon on Wednesday, becoming the first senator to call for him to quit; others followed in rapid succession, creating what many see as an insurmountable challenge to Franken’s political career.

Franken will speak on the Senate floor at 11:45 a.m.

Watch live in the video above.

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