He has been the Senate Majority Leader in the Minnesota Legislature since 2016.
The announcement comes as Kent faces criticism over the party's handling of recent allegations of sexual harassment by a former staffer.
He's been mulling a run for governor.
Meanwhile, Carnahan has challenged the GOP executive board to call a confidence vote.
Gov. Tim Walz will sign the executive order Thursday.
"I guess she saved us some time," Sen. David Osmek said of Laura Bishop's resignation.
Walz accused the senators, who have removed two of his commissioners before, of playing partisan games.
The governor accused the Republican legislative leaders of "epic gaslighting."
Paul Gazelka introduced a motion Tuesday to make independent Sen. David Tomassoni president pro tempore of the Senate.
Jerry Relph's daughter Dana Relph spoke to the Minnesota Reformer a day after her father died.
Minnesota could receive shipments of vaccine as soon as Dec. 11.
The senate majority leader is under fire for his handling of the situation.
The Senate Majority Leader has been facing calls to resign for failing to inform DFL colleagues and non-partisan staff about positive cases in its Caucus.
The Senate Majority Leader is under pressure over the party's COVID-19 controversy.
The Senate Majority Leader has attracted plenty of attention for a Thursday tweet.
It comes as the COVID-19 crisis escalates.
Republicans have allegedly been encouraging people to run as legal marijuana candidates to take votes away from Democrats.
President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 a day after visiting with Republicans in Minnesota.
Walz has responded to criticism from the Senate Majority Leader.
The state's Labor and Industry Commissioner is out of a job.
DFLers upset, call for criminal justice reforms instead.
The governor took the unusual step of encouraging Minnesotans to call GOP senators.
Despite some disagreement, the governor isn't going to take the hotline down.