How Democratic support for Conyers and Franken fell apart

Sen. Al Franken is facing calls to resign

Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken have both been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women in the past few weeks. Conyers resigned yesterday, and now it looks like Franken could resign amid mounting calls for him to do the same.

Why it matters: These timelines felt slow in 2017. But a sitting lawmaker was pushed out of the House, and a powerful senator faces the same in the Senate.