Democratic Representative Al Franken will reportedly resign on Thursday and sources are confirming Lt. Governor of Minnesota Tina Smith will be his replacement.
The Hill reported: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is likely to tap Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) should the senator resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday.
The newspaper cited a "high-ranking Democratic source." The governor's office did not respond to a request for comment.
Franken is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday after more than 30 Democratic senators, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), called for his resignation.
Minnesota Public Radio reported that Franken will announce his resignation, though the senator's office pushed back and said a final decision had not been made.
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Sen. Al Franken's Twitter account has posted claiming reports of him preparing for his resignation are inaccurate.
"Not accurate, @mpr @Stowydad," said the message, "No final decision has been made and the Senator is still talking with his family. Please update your story."