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Al Franken Resigns From Senate Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Al Franken Resigns From Senate Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

While taking the Senate floor on Thursday (December 7), Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced he’s resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations.

“Today I am announcing that, in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” he said. “I of all people am aware there is some irony I am leaving, while a man who has bragged on tape about history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for Senate with the full support of his party,” he added, referencing Roy Moore.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be choosing Franken‘s successor, who would fill hit seat until next November.

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  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    I hope people see now that this is a Person-in-power issue, not a “liberal hypocrite” or “conservative” behavior.

  • Curt Noydb

    Its about people men or women, that thing they are entitled or they are elite and thus above reproach or complaint.

  • Curt Noydb

    Its about people men or women, that thing they are entitled or they are elite and thus above reproach or complaint.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    Thanks, I’ll edit that. Youre right, it’s both men and women.

  • MyName

    Some of the problem with this one is comedy. Comics for several years now have included sex within their acts. Of course I don’t mean rape or inappropriate touching but vulgarity, what they consider teasing, inappropriate suggestions, etc. It includes the picture Al Franken which he thought was comical.
    I never found humor in that type. It is though unfortunately abundant. I guess that’s why I often prefer the older movies and TV shows.