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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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Here is one of my favorite "Stuart Smalley" episodes.

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

Not any more.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Franken had to go, but there is irony in the context of Trump and Moore. An election is not an adjudication of sexual misconduct

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

Not in totalitarian dystopias. (T)here everyone is supposed to be guilty of one inanity or another; giving the rulers maximum leeway over whom to arbitrarily prosecute.

All that’s missing now is Matt Lauer to step forward and announce his candidacy for the Senate seat Franken is vacating. That’s the bizarro world that has emerged here in 2017.

Huge cost savings. Who needs the court when you have allegations.

Who adjudicated ANY of them. Those who resigned were urged to do so by their own crowd, but no one yet has been prosecuted.. Politicians are held in such low general esteem by citizens that they are desperate to elevate their own standings trough virtue signaling that they have gone cannibal on their own kind. Republicans have always been ready to destroy their own to preserve their fragile hold on authority, but it is quite new for democrats to go here, only demonstrating their self perceived weakness. Their media has failed them. It will most definitely interesting when all of their Hillary/Obama corruption leaks out.

If Franken's liberty were at stake, perhaps he would have fought these allegations as tenaciously as the innocent Duke lacrosse players -- and then he would have been entitled to due process. Political survival is completely different -- it's war. There is no entitlement to due process. Franken is a clown whose time has come. He lost, he was exposed as a fraud. He is owed NOTHING, least of all due process. Goodbye and good riddance, though this by no means improves the morality of Congress or the USG.

In an environment of fraud and theft, the ass grabber is the guilty one. The Mueller investigation is failing, better go back to plan E, Trump is a sexual harasser.

I’ll believe he’s resigning when he actually resigns.

Color me unconcerned.

The general population of this country has lived under the "guilty until proven innocent" umbrella for over twenty years or so. How many lives have been ruined by government thugs while folks like Franken paid lip service to freedom?

Politicians have enjoyed their time at the "free pu**y - I take what I want" buffet for decades and now it appears to be coming apart at the seams.

I could give a shit if they feel like they're being oppressed. Welcome to the party pal.

I feel the same way about the asshats in Hollywood. For years they've gotten away with doing whatever they wanted. Now the chickens are coming home to roost using laws and philosophies that they championed by (what they assumed at the time) was virtue signalling to the unwashed. Hoist on their own petard. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch.

How this un-funny, third rate "comedian" ever got elected to the US senate to begin with is incredible.

It seems the people of Minnesota have a penchant for electing weirdos (ie Jesse Ventura) to high office.

@Bam_Man
Minnesotans are descendants of Scandahoovians. Generally introverted and unwilling to stick out. Leaving only self-promoting crazies like Franken and Ventura, to step up in front of a crowd and run for anything.
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Having sent an email to Franken urging him to resign after the 2nd "victim" came out I think he waited too long to make his exit. (Not sure why he's waiting but he's definitely going.) It's good to see Moore loose the election in Alabama. Lots of young interns in the U.S. Senate who would presumably have made good targets for Moore except they may have been too old for his taste. they

this is the Dems' "War on Women"... backfiring. surely everyone sees the pattern here, yes?

Don't let the door hit you in the ass or your mouth on your way out.

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