Sen. Al Franken To Resign On January 2nd

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports:

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., plans to resign from Congress on Jan. 2, a spokesman said Wednesday. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, who Gov. Mark Dayton appointed to replace Franken, will be sworn in the next day.

Franken announced his resignation earlier in December after several women made allegations of unwanted sexual advances or touching and after more than two dozen Democratic Senators called for him to step down.