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On Thursday, after an eighth woman came forward alleging sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), the embattled lawmaker took to the Senate floor to announce his plans to resign sometime in the coming weeks.

While Franken did not give a specific date for his official exit, he made it clear that he felt he had unfinished business he meant to take care of before he left — and mentioned his dismay that there would still be some work left undone even after he left.

But Franken also made it clear that he wasn't going out without a parting shot at the White House:

“I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact 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 repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”

Franken's attack included a swipe at Judge Roy Moore, who, according to The Washington Post, has a “reasonably strong chance of winning” the Alabama special election on December 12.

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