On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles:
obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
To the surprise of no one, the House vote remained virtually along party lines for both articles.
Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate after a seventh woman accused him of improper sexual conduct. Watch his full speech above. In the speech, Franken commented on how he was hopeful about the recent surge in the reporting of sexual harassment allegations would bring change. He said that some of the allegations are not true, while others he remembers "very differently."
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) will announce he will step down from the Senate just a day after a seventh woman accused him of making improper advances toward her.
A host of Democratic senators has asked Senator Al Franken to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Now, many are wondering who will replace him.
Once Al Franken resigns, as he announced he would do "in the coming weeks," the Democratic Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, will appoint his replacement and call a special election for 2018 to fill out the remainder of Franken's term.
Senator Al Franken has some questions, about 8 pages' worth, for Attorney General Jeff Sessions about Russia and Sessions' Senate testimony.
The Minnesota Democrat sent a lengthy letter to Sessions Thursday, asking for his own account of interactions between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. It follows in the wake of a guilty plea by a former Trump foreign policy adviser for lying to federal agents about his own contact with Russians.
Today we will see if the other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee took notes on Senator Al Franken's methods. Franken, unlike the other committee members, was able to pin down Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.
During hearings yesterday, Gorsuch, like many Supreme Court nominees, evaded questions about his rulings and past rulings by the Supreme Court. When it was Franken's turn to question the nominee, the former comedian was aggressive in pushing for answers.