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Ten Democratic Senators Call for Franken to Resign

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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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It's about time.

They must be worried that More is going to win in Alabama.

Back when they thought he was sure to loss because of his allegations they had the luxury to sit back and wait on Franken and Conerys. But now that More's victory is only days away they need to clean house before they can take the high ground on More.




posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: theantediluvian


More Congressional schadenfreude.

I'm so giddy I could scromit.





posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: Butterfinger


Both.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
This started with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in a public address saying that while she felt Franken was entitled to an ethics investigation she felt he should step down.

Within minutes, a number of Democratic colleagues chimed in on Twitter, also calling for Franken to step down, including these first seven:

Mazie Hirono of Hawaii
Claire McCaskill of Missouri
Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire
Patty Murray of Washington
Kamala Harris of California
Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
Bob Casey of Pennsylvania

This all follows a Politico story in which an unnamed "former congressional aide" claimed that Al Franken attempted to kiss her in 2006. It seems unlikely that Franken will be able to avoid resigning at this point. CNN is reporting that Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow.

EDIT to add:

Additional two are Senators Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio.


Well if Kamela Harris says it.....she's the heir to Hillary's rightful throne right?

Just a matter of time till he gives up the ghost. It's sad watching them trying to ride it out.
I won't feel bad for any of them, from either side. All they had to do was keep their hands, mouths and gentials to themselves. Self inflicted political death.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Chelsea Handler just equated Roy Moore with Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton is a good guy... right?



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: angeldoll

Chelsea Handler just equated Roy Moore with Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton is a good guy... right?


Bait much?



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: theantediluvian
I am going to congratulate my senator, Bob Casey for joining in, I seldom get to support something that he does.

Now if we could get the Congress to open the books on their secret slush fund to pay off the results of their sexual indiscretions.

Sadly, I don't expect this. There are almost certainly too many big names on both sides of the aisle. I fully expect that those servers are being fed into an industrial wood chipper as we read this.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: StoutBroux
Just heard his aid came out and said there would be an announcement by Al Franken tomorrow. I'm betting it's his resignation speech. I'm hoping it's his resignation speech.

I imagine when the info in re the slush fund is finally known, there will be several impotent politicians leaving in shame.

Considering we have photographic evidence of Franken's molestation, and the best defense Franken could muster was basically just to claim that he only gropes women as a joke, I say demanding his resignation is wholly appropriate.

As for Moore, he denies the charges against him, has not paid off anyone that we know of, and his accuser seems to have crawled back into a hole somewhere. It's way too early to demand his resignation, and in fact many Republicans have quietly backpedaled on their earlier rants against him as it now looks like his accuser is not credible.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: angeldoll

Chelsea Handler just equated Roy Moore with Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton is a good guy... right?


Bait much?

Nah.
You baited me in with the video.
I came in for a nibble and watched it.
You have a bare hook now.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: DanDanDat
It's about time.

They must be worried that More is going to win in Alabama.

Back when they thought he was sure to loss because of his allegations they had the luxury to sit back and wait on Franken and Conerys. But now that More's victory is only days away they need to clean house before they can take the high ground on More.

Polls show that ~70%-80% of Alabamans don't believe the accusations against Moore. The last several polls have him around 5% ahead of the Democrat, roughly where he was before the accusations. Barring some last-minute surprise, Moore will likely win.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: theantediluvian


More Congressional schadenfreude.

I'm so giddy I could scromit.

Sorry, but my wife and my doctor are the only people that get to see my scromit



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

We have a picture where Franken pantomimes grabbing breasts over body armor. Do you want to see actual photographic evidence of groping?



While the photo was in poor taste, it seems like grabassery for the camera was par for the course. I really don't think that photo should be held up as proof of allegations against Franken. That's not to say that accusations shouldn't be considered but the photo isn't really the mic dropper some would have it be.

As for Moore, his accusers haven't crawled into a hole somewhere. They're all still there and one of them produced a graduation card Monday with a handwritten note inside that she says came from Roy Moore.

I also don't thinking judging the credibility of accusations based on the party's support is a particularly good idea.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: angeldoll

Chelsea Handler just equated Roy Moore with Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton is a good guy... right?


Bait much?

Nah.
You baited me in with the video.
I came in for a nibble and watched it.
You have a bare hook now.


Meh. Go fly a cat. hehe

(This is a joke okay? a JOKE. Not intended to be inflammatory, and I think Butcherguy can take it.)



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

At least with Franken, there is photographic evidence of one of these accusations, which speaks volumes.

Much of it has to do with them being (supposedly) held to a higher standard, and with Franken, there is already evidence that he doesn't appear to hold himself to the high standard expected, so others feel that they must resort to asking him to do so.

I mean, I'm embarrassed to have Mitch McConnell as a senator for my state, and he hasn't even been accused of anything like that--and I want him to resign on a daily basis based on his own actions.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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Was it Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell who said that if Moore wins they would not seat him?



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: angeldoll

Chelsea Handler just equated Roy Moore with Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton is a good guy... right?


Bait much?

Nah.
You baited me in with the video.
I came in for a nibble and watched it.
You have a bare hook now.


Meh. Go fly a cat. hehe

(This is a joke okay? a JOKE. Not intended to be inflammatory, and I think Butcherguy can take it.)

Oh yeah!

I gave you a star my dear!



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: buckwhizzle
Was it Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell who said that if Moore wins they would not seat him?
I doubt it was Senator Paul Ryan. And I don't think Mitch wants to dig up past sexual issues, I'm sure he'd be following Franken out then. He just hides his bodies better.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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As much as I hate the ever living hell out of Franken.

Attempted kiss ?

If Franken has done more than that.

Like Clinton level.

Don't let the door hit your snip on the way out Franken.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian

originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: theantediluvian

Since we are the ones paying the victims off with our tax dollars from the congressional slush fund, they should make public the list of all congressman / Senators who have used it.


It's mind boggling that there's a fund for settling claims of sexual harassment/assault against members of Congress at all. But yes, since we paid to settle the claims, I think the books should be thrown open and then the fund should be dissolved and a law passed which prevents the establishment of a similar fund in the future.


Yeah, but who's going to write & pass that law? Right now, the sexual predators and their enablers would still be a part of the lawmaking process. So maybe the people implicated by the fund would need to be replaced first?



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: StoutBroux
Just heard his aid came out and said there would be an announcement by Al Franken tomorrow. I'm betting it's his resignation speech. I'm hoping it's his resignation speech.

I imagine when the info in re the slush fund is finally known, there will be several impotent politicians leaving in shame.


If the MSM is making a big deal out of something, it's because something else is about to surface that they don't want anyone paying attention to. They do this when they are unable to flat out hide things. There is a pattern to this, if people care to look. It is quite obvious...but it requires taking the effort to go back and look at all of the things that they didn't focus on, that carry far bigger implications than anything that things such as this bad comedian and his sexual desperation could. And most people are unwilling to do that. They'll wish they had, going forward.

This silly looking tool is nothing, as far as we've been shown. Not to diminish the claims against him...I fully agree he should step down.

The fact that he looks like some deranged pink nightmare version of Kermit the Frog is clearly no longer his most repugnant attribute. If he had tried that # on me I would have punched him in the throat, mediocre celebrity be damned; and I will never fully understand why none of those women didn't do exactly that, since I personally find him about as intimidating as a limp sock monkey.

He couldn't possibly be more guilty of what he's been accused of, regardless of where people choose to place his misdeeds along their individual sliding scale of morality. Under federal law, what he did in that photo while that chick was asleep and unaware is absolutely sexual harassment. Which he could actually be charged with, if she were so inclined. For that alone, he should step down.

But what did he actually do that warrants this level of drama and publicity? Why is his pathetic level of apparent sexual desperation any worse than any of the other people who have recently been accused?

There have been people resigning and announcing their declination to seek another term, quietly now for a good long minute...and no one has really talked about that too much. There are people getting accused of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment left and right, but no one seems to care or be bothered to wonder why, with all of these non celebrity status people being accused and a sudden mass exodus of elected officials occurring, the MSM isn't giving all of this sudden activity more time and attention.

Clearly, something much more complex is going on here, yet everyone is riveted on Hollywood and big names coming out...no one really paying much attention to all the small fish currently sauteing in that smoking pan on the back burner.

And now this fool is being trotted out like a prized hog amid much fanfare and suspense, and directly after ten Democratic officials very publicly called for his head on the chopping block...there go our heroes, folks. Woohoo, stepped up like bosses to get justice on behalf of the American people. Right.

How many people noticed that this new development coincides nicely with the intense curiosity and speculation garnered by the MSM over Flynn, et al; particularly after their latest attempts to steer the narrative weren't as successful as they had hoped? I'm betting not many.

They likely wouldn't bother either to ask why this seemingly important event occurred directly after a good number of people started openly questioning the bizarre story of another celebrity sexual assault accusation via Twitter that was emphatically announced as the first female celebrity to be accused of sexual crimes...and by another woman, no less. Can't get much more scandalous than that, right?

But in the quest for maximum attention, they overdid it on the melodrama and hokey, soft porn story line...and especially the disproportionate reaction and conspicuously knee-jerk total acceptance of her guilt from all her "former devoted fans" that a surprising number of people noticed and started talking on social media about noticing, so they had to do something else to guarantee that everyone would be obsessively busy talking about it instead of the vaguely mentioned things that might otherwise catch their unwanted focus.

And after much speculation on why tf he's not been #canned yet, and a good amount of expressed outrage over that fact...the idea that he would just skate when others are being held to task...they offer him up. The sacrificial Muppet. Finally corralled by those ten fine, upstanding agents of justice, for the whole world to see him walking the plank.

There will be a lot of impotent politicians leaving in shame...they're announcing it left and right. But shame is only felt by those who got caught doing wrong...even voluntarily stepping down does not mean an admission of guilt, and therefore cannot be taken as a sign of any actual remorse, either. Franken has already shown that he has no remorse with his blatantly insincere "apology".

This is only going to get crazier. Eventually stunts like these are going to be exposed for just that, because the MSM has overplayed their hand too many times, and too many people are starting to see that they're being herded. And plenty more impotent politicians will be tucking tail, that's a bet you'll definitely win.


But something far bigger than they is being slowly and methodically revealed that has them jumping ship left and right, scurrying like roaches. And the powerful people involved will be leaving, too...not in shame but either after cutting a deal and running like the cowards they are, or in shackles and a nice, crisp pair of orange pajamas.

And we are getting the best gift of all this holiday season, whether people realize it right now or not. One that will ultimately be the catalyst that bridges the divide they've created among us...whether people are willing to accept the truth right now or not. We've been given front row tickets to watch it all go down.


Now...watch him throw a curve ball and announce he's not resigning. That would be one hell of a plot twist. I don't think it'll go like that, but you never know. These people are coming unglued...their days are numbered, and they know it.




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