Franken Resigns from Senate will "Continue to be a Champion for Women"

Following a series of sexual misconduct charges, Minnesota Senator Al Franken resigned from the US Senate.

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced Thursday he would resign “in the coming weeks” from the Senate after his support among Democrats crumbled.

Franken has gone from being a Saturday Night Live Hero and champion of the Left to being an untouchable political goat.

“I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that 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 has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” Mr. Franken said.

“Some of the allegations against me are simply not true,” Mr. Franken said. “Others I remember very differently.”

They are true but remembered differently? What about the true ones remembered the same? He denies there are any of those.

“I know in my heart, nothing that I have done as a senator, nothing, has brought dishonor on this institution, and I am confident that the Ethics Committee would agree,” he said.

The accusations against Mr. Franken include an episode of forcible kissing on a U.S.O. tour before he was elected and several allegations that he groped women as he posed with them for photographs.

That's quite less than the charges against Roy. Moore, the Republican nominee for an Alabama Senate seat special election. Moore is accused of sexually molesting teenagers. Republicans have generally embraced Moore for his "Christian values". Moore denies the charges.

Franken says he will continue to be a “champion” for women outside of the US Senate.

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"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."

Not any more.

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Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

You’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Right now, an accusation passes as “proof”.
Duke lacrosse team stuff.

Pater_Tenebrarum
Pater_Tenebrarum

Women will be overjoyed to be championed by this paragon of virtue.

SleemoG
SleemoG

Duke Lacrosse team stuff, minus the malicious prosecution and police misconduct and false witness testimony and the hysterical witch hunt by 88 Duke faculty members, but yeah just like the Duke Lacrosse incident. If Franken were innocent of these accusations, why would he resign? With a champion like Franken, women don't need any persecutors.

Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

I worded it poorly, but the 88 Duke faculty members are similar to the Senate colleagues in this. Nobody has called for due process under the law, they’re all comfortable with a witch hunt. A resignation allows Franken to put his own spin on things. That is important as he heads forward in the champion business.

2banana
2banana

Such grace with these democrats serial sexual predators.

“in the coming weeks”?!?!

And BLAMES Trump and Moore…

Democrats really have learned nothing.

But he is an…..ICON.

Oh wait - that was the other powerful democrat serial sexual predator.