Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced his resignation today. Franken had been accused by six women of sexual harassment and groping.
On Wednesday, 32 Democrat senators called on Franken to resign amid the allegations. Franken has apologized to some of the accusers while denying other allegations.
Franken was first elected to the Senate in 2008. His current term ends in 2020. A replacement will be appointed by Mark Dayton, the Democrat governor of Minnesota to serve until a special election can be held.
Franken is the second elected Democrat to resign from Congress this week due to sexual harassment accusations.
[This article was edited to reflect that Franken's successor will not serve the remainder of the current term.]