Sen. Al Franken just got the biggest nail in his political coffin when Democrat Senators came out and asked for his resignation after sexual assault allegations and charges.
The photos were proof of that young woman being sexually abused, and that alone should have been evidence of him resigning. Now the other woman shows the proof not just words.
Amazing how the DEMS are coming out now. Had Hilary won this would not be happening. You see, most of them knew and did nothing. I still think it’s a good thing. However, I just want to know where are the men.
I also know why Democrats are pushing for this right now. Roy Moore. They want to attack Republicans and they can’t as long as Franken, and other sexual perverts on their side are still in office. It is obvious the Dems have polling information that demonstrates the behavior of these sickos is hurting the entire party. Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Franken, Kevin Spacey, John Conyers, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and the list continues.
They are the party of pervs, and they can’t get away from it fast enough.
I’m shocked and appalled by Senator Franken’s behavior. It’s clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time.
It’s time for him to step aside.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) December 6, 2017
Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) December 6, 2017
Al Franken should resign.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) December 6, 2017
It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women. He should resign.
— Sen. Maggie Hassan (@SenatorHassan) December 6, 2017
Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside. I’ve struggled with this decision because he’s been a good Senator and I consider him a friend. But that cannot excuse his behavior and his mistreatment of women. (thread)
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) December 6, 2017
I hear little about how Franken and his ilk are products of an era when sexual promiscuity launched from the launching pad of the pill and self-centric Baby Boomers and their belief that they had all the answers and that everything that went before was bogus. At some level, causal effects, which social experts are often so proud to reference, seems to be omitted from the discussion of what has been “coming home to roost” for quite a while.
A former Democratic congressional aide said Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, three years before he became a U.S. senator.
The aide, whose name POLITICO is withholding to protect her identity, said Franken (D-Minn.) pursued her after her boss had left the studio. She said she was gathering her belongings to follow her boss out of the room. When she turned around, Franken was in her face.
The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken’s lips. As she hastily left the room, she said, Franken told her: “It’s my right as an entertainer.”
“He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me. It was very quick and I think my brain had to work really hard to be like ‘Wait, what is happening?’ But I knew whatever was happening was not right and I ducked,” the aide said in an interview. “I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, ‘It’s my right as an entertainer.’”
The former staffer, who was in her mid-20s at the time of the incident, said she did not respond to Franken.”
There are so many other illicit behaviors that go on that eventually everyone will need to resign and be voted out. But that’s the whole idea. Mandatory term limits and when you’re done, you’re done. No pension. No gratuities. You are a public servant. Do your job, and when it’s over, it’s over. Go back to work like the rest of us.
It’s refreshing to see that at least some Democrats still have a modicum of scruples and ethics. Maybe there’s some hope left for them yet or do you think it’s a ploy?
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