Serving in the United States Senate has been a great honor of my life. I know in my heart that nothing that I have done as a Senator, nothing, has brought this honor on this institution. And I am confident that the ethics committee would agree. Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the united states senate.
I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the oval office. And the man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls, campaigns for the senate with the full support of his party.