Franken makes Senate resignation official

ㅤ”Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) officially submitted his resignation on Tuesday after being pressured late last year to step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.”

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Franken resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

ㅤ”‘ I Know in my heart that nothing I have done as a senator, nothing, has brought dishonor on this institution, and I am confident that the Ethics Committee would agree. Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,’ Franken said from the Senate floor.”

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Dem senator: Distraction to call for Franken’s resignation

ㅤPictured: Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)

ㅤô¿ô …Just like Charlottesville, the President was reluctant to give a response to the Moore scandal, instead preferring to stay out of a situation that doesn’t concern him, as most all of us would in his position.
ㅤOnce again the media and Dems seized the opportunity to back the President into a corner.
ㅤThis time however, Trump gave the perfect response. He just stated two facts: 1) Moore has denied the allegations and 2) it’s not good for the GOP to have a liberal Senator from Alabama.
ㅤConversely, Ms. Hirono’s dismissal of accusations against Franken is the most partisan pile of crap I’ve ever heard. This woman has a lot of damn gall. Democrat scum.

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Joy Behar: If Franken Should Resign, So Should Trump

ㅤô¿ô …Not necessarily. Neither man has yet to be charged with a crime. So the decision to resign is based on personal factors. Factors like a celebrity’s ability to emotionally deal with critics. Deal with lawsuits. Survive the worst adversity and come out on top.
ㅤTrump has proven that he can withstand all of the above and win. Franken…I doubt so much.
ㅤThen there is the photographic evidence against Franken. Trump said the evidence is very bad for Franken. If anyone should appreciate the gravity of the evidence, it’s Trump.

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Grassley says he’s nixing blue slips for pair of nominees

ㅤPictured: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

ㅤ”David Stras’s nomination has been in limbo since early September when Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said he wouldn’t turn in his blue slip because he has ‘grown concerned that if confirmed to the federal bench, Justice Stras would be a deeply conservative jurist.”

ㅤô¿ô …Smart move, now that the wait is over for Franken to prove himself the asshole we all know him to be.

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