Alleged sexual predator Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced on Wednesday that he will remain in office for the remainder of 2017 and will step down during the first week of the new year.
A spokesman for Franken said that his last day in office will be January 2, 2018, four weeks after he announced that he would resign after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault surfaced, The Hill reported.
Allegations against Franken first came to light when Los Angeles news anchor Leeann Tweeden came forward claiming that Franken sexually assaulted her while on a USO Tour to entertain U.S. soldiers:
I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.
I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.
How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?
After eight women came forward alleging they were victims of sexual misconduct from Franken, Democratic leaders finally called on the Minnesota Democrat to resign — at a time when Republican Roy Moore was battling his own allegations of sexual misconduct during a highly-contested Senate race in Alabama.
However, after Moore lost in Alabama’s special election, Democratic leaders reversed their position on Franken and stated they did not want him to resign after all.