Senator Al Franken has some parting words for President Donald Trump.
Former Saturday Night Live writer and Capitol Hill veteran Al Franken announced his plans to resign in "the coming weeks" amid sexual harassment allegations that have dogged him from several accusers over the last few weeks. However, although he acknowledged his misgivings and pledged to cooperate fully with a Senate ethics investigation, he wasn't going down with taking a few parting shots at both Donald Trump and Roy Moore.
While making his speech, Franken went in on some of his regular political targets, namely the current President. "I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony 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 preyed on underage girls is running for the Senate with the full support of his party,” he proclaimed, according to the New York Times. “Some of the allegations against me are simply not true,” Franken continued. “Others I remember very differently.”
The Senator was trying to hold his head high and reminded everyone that, despite these accusations that he has tried to distance himself from, he doesn't regret any of the actual policy work he's done. “Even on the worst day of my political life, I feel like it has all been worth it,” he said. “Politics, Paul Wellstone told us, is about the improvement of people’s lives. I know that the work I have been able to do has improved people’s lives. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”
You can check out some video footage of his speech below.