Al Franken Al Franken To Resign, Democratic Official Says By Brian Naylor • Dec 6, 2017 Updated at 7:51 p.m. ET Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., plans to announce his resignation on Thursday, a Democratic official tells Minnesota Public Radio. The official spoke to Franken and key aides, MPR News reports. Franken's office, however, says that "no final decision has been made." Sen. Al Franken Accused Of Sexual Assault By LA Model And Radio Host By Brian Naylor • Nov 16, 2017 Updated at 4:05 p.m. ET Another prominent public figure has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances. Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden said now-Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., forced himself on her and groped her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006.