Al Franken ain’t REALLY sorry with stepping down…

I don’t blame the guy for feeling that his party threw HIM undet the bus….

That against the feeling that Republicans aren’t doing the same for their people in the same situation…

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Said Franken:
“I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota.”
The message of all this is clear as day: I didn’t do anything really wrong. The people who say I did are wrong or don’t remember it right. And it’s ridiculous that people like Trump and Moore are in the White House and might be in the Senate, respectively, while I am being forced out.
Franken got support in that view from an unlikely source on Thursday: Former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer. “Franken should not have resigned. His fate should have been left 2 the people of MN. Moore, who had sexual contact w a 14-yr old, should drop out. Conyers, who hit on his employees, should have resigned. Franken is a creep who acted inappropriatly, but his facts are different,” tweeted Fleischer shortly after Franken’s resignation announcement.
The second part of Franken’s conclusion will have a lot of Democratic heads nodding. Why is Franken resigning for allegations of groping and unwanted kissing while Trump is in office after more than a dozen women accused him during the campaign of sexual harassment? Why is Franken resigning when Roy Moore, who faces multiple allegations of pursuing relationships with teenagers as young as 14 when he was in his 30s, is looking more and more like a winner in next Tuesday’s special election?
Those are fair questions. The simple reason is because Franken gave in to the pressure to step aside while Trump and Moore just kept saying they didn’t do anything wrong and had no plans to leave their respective races. And the political willpower didn’t exist in Alabama or the country to get rid of them…..

9 thoughts on “Al Franken ain’t REALLY sorry with stepping down…”

  1. I’ve said all along there is going to need to be a process–especially if these 30-40 lawmakers on both sides are exposed for varying degrees if sexual misconduct.

    By the way what about Blake Farenthold?

    Seems like that story broke and went away.

    1. …via twitter….

      Taegan Goddard‏
      Former Gov. Arne Carlson Wants Franken to Rescind His Resignation (via @politicalwire)

    1. More second thoughts on Franken stepping down AFTER he did….

      Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told the Washington Post that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) “didn’t have to resign.”

      Said Cassidy: “There’s no due process for Franken. He decided to accept being drummed out… I’m not defending him. You just can’t help but observe what I’m saying is true.”

      David Axelrod: “Strange principle is emerging: If you admit misconduct, you resign. But if you deny it, however compelling or voluminous the testimony against you, you continue in office-or on to office-with impunity?”


  2. To CG’s 5:12,

    Or Stein? It would be easy to remember. Congress Doesn’t need any Frankenstein.

    Which just gave me a thought that I never previously considered. Was Frankenstein Jewish?

  3. Hmmm, let’s see.

    Franken made a living being a sophomoric jerk and his behavior caught up with him?

    I wonder.

    He was elected with people knowing what he was.

    It is the State that elected Jesse Ventura, hardly an alter boy, their Governor.

    And he defeated Coleman by a few hundred votes the first time around.

    In the middle of a recession.

    As chances are his replacement will be female, it’s girls night out.

    Time for him to go!

    And “Mr. Air America” now he joins Richard Nixon as a politician who resigned in disgrace.

  4. To be on the safe side, get rid of anyone in Congress who’s last name starts with “Frank.”

    Good thing there is no longer a member named Bean.

  5. Congressman Trent Franks, a pro-Trump Republican from Arizona is resigning for reasons believed to be related to “inappropriate behavior.”

    If so, good. Franken will still be trying to hold onto his office in the meantime.

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