WASHINGTON, D.C. – Looks like Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) may be preparing to walk the plank after nearly two dozen Democratic senators call for his resignation amid multiple sexual assault allegations that Franken has largely admitted to.
“Embattled Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement Thursday, his office told reporters, as calls for the Minnesota Democrat’s resignation rapidly gained momentum Wednesday in dramatic fashion.
Twenty-eight Democratic senators — 13 female and 15 male including the second-ranking Democrat in chamber — called on Franken to resign as allegations of sexual harassment against him continue to mount. Republican Sen. Susan Collins also called on Franken to quit.
In a statement on Facebook, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrote: “While Senator 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.”
Franken is one of the most liberal lawmakers in congress, infamously elected in a close election in Minnesota in which a recount effort suddenly located boxes of absentee ballots in the trunk of someone’s car. Hmmmm.
He is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday, which many expect will be a public resignation.
Of course he should resign, but the Democrats are also likely using Franken’s lewd behavior and admitted guilt as a political weapon to aim at Alabama Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore, who also faces disputed sexual assault allegations.
Already, their are headlines that read, “Democrats just did to Al Franken what Republicans won’t do to Roy Moore.”
(Interestingly, the news organization that published that piece has in recent days fired key content creators and venture originators for damning sexual assault accusations.)
Once Franken resigns, Democrats will turn right to Republicans and say, ‘See? We disavowed Franken; now it’s your turn to disavow Moore and demand he drop out.’
But Democrats want the public to ignore a very important distinction between the case of Roy Moore and that of Al Franken: Franken has admitted guilt, Moore has consistently denied wrongdoing and claims it is all political smear campaign.
With wave after wave of sexual allegations, the Leftist media has sought to lump every case together in order to smear anyone that has been accused, falsely or not, of any sexual misconduct. They wait for overwhelming evidence to damn their own, while they immediately presume guilt in those on the other side of the aisle.
There is no equity between their treatment of Al Franken, or John Conyers, and Roy Moore. Moore adamantly proclaims innocence, his accusers’ credibility have been questioned, and no actual evidence of illegal conduct has been proffered.
While it’s right to cheer the Democrats eating their own, and for good reason, don’t think for one minute that they haven’t calculated a political angle to this action. They’ll use this to attain a ‘Holier Than Thou’ position in order to attack Republicans as they relate to Roy Moore.