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Senator says Franken expected to resign Thursday

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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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Maybe waving good bye to the Franken. No loss really.


A top Senate Democrat says he expects Sen. Al Franken to resign Thursday over allegations of sexual misconduct. Another woman has come forward with accusations against the Minnesota Democrat of sexual misconduct.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said: “I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow.” Wyden tweeted that “It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
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Looks like the pressure for Franken to resign has been increasing over the week and especially today. He has multiple accusers and the latest seem to be an accuser from 2006 that claims that Franken forcibly tried to kiss her.


Facing growing demands for him to resign, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement on Thursday.

That’s the word from the Democrat’s office on Wednesday.

Franken’s support among his fellow Democrats is collapsing as a host of female Democratic senators called upon him to quit.


A number of female senators are calling for him to step down and let someone else "serve".


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrote on Facebook that while Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, “I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn’t acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve.”

Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Patty Murray of Washington state and Claire McCaskill of Missouri joined Gillibrand in pressing for Franken to quit.

The senator is facing other allegations that he groped women.



Is this a dangerous precedent? Seems like there should be a more formal process than wealthy senators jawing boning in public. This could be abused really really easy, money can buy rape victims and sexual assault actors/actresses.


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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

The dems are only calling for his resignation so they can play the moral high ground card when Moore wins Alabama. I agree that if true, both need to resign, but to grandstand like the dems are right now is clear it's politically motivated and not for superior morals.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


Ummm...As I stated when the first accuser came out of the closet..."it couldn't happen to a finer fella"...

Seems my Ba Bye Al...from then was prescient...prophetic even...


...Three cheers for the poster boy...Bon Voyage...



YouSir



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:45 PM
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So much for the "Al Franken Century."



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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So ... who else is on that shush money list? Who are they hiding for?

Franken is a safe sacrifice.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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Franken should absolutely resign. His actions are despicable.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
Is this a dangerous precedent? Seems like there should be a more formal process than wealthy senators jawing boning in public.

Trial by Internet is the way things are done these days.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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I look for him to go back to comedy....something along the lines of Comedy Central or even back to SNL.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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Good. But at the same time it won't be good enough until the names that have used the taxpayer funded slush fund come out and they all resign.

If the bill demanding those names get released gets voted down then every "Nay" vote should be looked at with suspicion and voted out next time they're up for re-election.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:50 PM
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There's a time when one has to put the popcorn down and get the champagne, this will be one of those.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Not gonna happen. If Comedy's Golden Boy, Louis C.K., is out of a job because of his scandal there's no way they're welcoming Franken back with open arms.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 03:54 PM
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I heard a sound bite on the radio the other day describing the misconduct of these guys being accused. When they got to Franken in the audio clip, they described that he got a little handsy. The media still spinnin the news.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Al Franken will resign and the Democratic governor of Minnesota will appoint a Democrat to fill Frankens seat until the November election.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: seasonal






posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

Look at it this way. The Dems are draining the DEM swamp, while the Republicans keep adding water. It takes a little while to decide where you stand on issues like these. It's not that cut and dry. The Democrats have decided they want none of it, and The Republicans have decided it doesn't matter. That's all.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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What an interesting time we live in... I wonder what the consequences of the last couple of months will be? Will the pendulum swing back to a form of Puritanism?

Just musing...



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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It's a conspiracy to target powerful men in government and entertainment and replace them with women. Given the current news cycle, it's a slam dunk. Throw out a few accusations and away they go. None of that "innocent until proven guilty" crap. Brilliant, actually.

It's all part of the age-old battle for power between men and women, only this time it is also being heavily politicized.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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He should've just come out as gay, and then check himself into rehab.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
I look for him to go back to comedy....something along the lines of Comedy Central or even back to SNL.

He might end up like Kathy Griffin.... no work in the forecast.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

That's fine...too bad he's not very funny.

Something tells me he was asked to fall on his sword--assuming for even a second that this is actually true...




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