Al Franken resigns: Yahoo Newsroom readers' strong reactions

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“What kind of fool blames others for his own failure?” “A disgraced unfunny democrat...a perfect resume for SNL and/or Colbert!” Al Franken announced Thursday that in the “coming weeks” he would be resigning from the Senate. Yahoo Newsroom readers couldn’t wait to weigh in, sharing their strong reactions.

Franken’s resignation comes on the heels of a series of allegations from women accusing him of sexual harassment and misconduct. He has argued that not all the allegations are true, and he believes an ethics committee investigation would find him innocent. Franken said Thursday, “This decision is not about me. It is about the people of Minnesota.”

What do you think? Did Franken do the right thing? Is he setting an example? Who will fall next? Join the conversation in Yahoo Newsroom.

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