Calling out the irony that he is stepping down “while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assaults 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,” Al Franken announced plans to resign from the Senate in the coming weeks.

+ Here’s a look at all the women who have accused Franken of sexual misconduct.

+ Politico: Inside the demise of Al Franken.

+ “Who survives this kind of scandal? The ones that are the least repentant — and often, the most guilty.” Paul Waldman on the depressing lesson of political sex scandals. (It may be the lesson of almost all scandals, not just ones that involve politics and sex.)