DEVELOPING: Calling it “the worst day of his political life,” Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from the U.S. Senate following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Minnesota Public Radio reported late Wednesday he would resign, though Franken’s office pushed back saying it wasn’t a done deal yet. It will be up to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to appoint a successor. (Snip) Multiple sources reported that the likely candidate could be Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a close ally of Franken. Any successor, if he steps down, would serve until a special election is held in
Comments: That headline is misleading. Franken said he would ´resign in the coming weeks.´ He did not give a date, nor did he say when that will occur. He will still be there to vote and cause mischief until he actually resigns. Who knows, he could change his mind couldn´t he?
Rush thinks this "resignation" is contingent on whether Roy Moore wins and is seated. He thinks that if Roy Moore takes a senate seat then Frankenstein will change his mind and stay on.
I find all of this laughable, that the party of The Clintons, with all of their sexual scandals and shrillary´s vicious handling of Bill´s accusers, is suddenly deciding that such behavior is no longer acceptable.
They are not doing this because they are repenting of past indiscretions and turning over a new leaf. They are up to something that will ultimately bring them more power and benefits if successful.
I wish I could say "good riddance" ... however this buffoon is one of those kind that has become famous for being famous. He´ll not go gently into the night. Rather, we´ll be subjected forever to his living.
I can only pray that he receives his eternal reward .... soon.
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Donna M, 12/7/2017 12:59:32 PM (No. 11473564)
The man is a piece of filth who disgraced the Senate. Rumor has it that he´s being paid off to resign (and yes, he´s staying till Jan to get another year on the pension.) Having resigned but not admitting guilt, he will be free to pursue entertainment and other political opportunities as none of the women accusers have the resources to bring charges against him.
The payoffs to help him resign but not deny his harassment likely came from big lefties like Soros, Tom Steyer, or Tides (Teresa Heinz)
Franken should be gelded and put in a dirty stable. Having said what he did about Trump and Roy Moore, it should be done without anesthesia.
My guess is that if Roy Moore gets elected and seated in the Senate Franken will not resign due to Moore´s election as the reason. He will piously declare that what he did was nothing compared to Moore so need to resign.
OP, #21 are correct and clarification much appreciated. Rush Limbaugh discussed the verbiage of Franken’s “resignation” that allows him to stay long enough to vote on some key issues and it also allows time for him to possibly, possibly, decide he is not going to resign.
RE #5: I think Rush is wrong on this one. I think Franken’s resignation is to add impetus to NOT seating Judge Moore (should he win), but more importantly setting up grounds to impeach President Trump for sexual mis-conduct.
Franken is a shallow minded failure as a Senator, yet his speech was one of self-aggrandizement and unearned praise. I guess no one else, including fellow Senators, could find nothing Franken has done worthy of praise.
Al, do America a favor and go quietly into the oblivion you rightfully earned.
I agree with poster #5, if Moore ends up in the Senate Franken will not resign. There is a difference between the allegations being faced by Franken and Moore, Franken’s problem stems from from occurances that happened when he was an elected Senator, and Moore’s problems stem from occurances that took place about fourty years ago. Chances are that Moore will be elected in Alabama, a Bible Belt State that does believe In “redemption”. Franken is just too arrogant to simply resign.
Frankenstein didn´t resign. He announced his intention to resign. Expect weeks from now, after Senator Elect Moore has been dealt with, he will announce that he has been inundated with pleas for him to remain and he intends to stay put.
The always disgusting ABC News is delighting in repeating ad nauseam the erroneous accusations Franken spewed against the President and Roy Moore. Franken is not fit to be a representative of people however stupid they were to vote for him.
The Democrats have succumbed to their need for virtue-signalling. They want to appear "woman-friendly", so they insist that Al Franken resign on the basis of sketchy, context-free allegations. Everything is about virtue-signalling, not facts.
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