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BREAKING: FRANKEN TO RESIGN ON THURSDAY MPR NEWS UPDATE: NO DECISION YET

The Hill is reporting tonight that Senator Al Franken (DFL-MN) will resign his Senate seat on Thursday:

A source close to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Wednesday confirmed the senator will resign Thursday amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

A Democratic Party official who said they spoke to Franken ahead of the senator’s planned Thursday press conference told the station that Franken plans to announce his resignation at the event.

UPDATE: hold the phone, Team Franken says “no decision made”.

Minnesota Public Radio report:

After MPR News reported the planned resignation, a tweet from Franken’s official account said it was “not accurate.”

“No final decision has been made and the senator is still talking with his family,” the tweet read.