Skip to comments.Stuart Smalley Says Goodbye: Al Franken Is No Longer A U.S. Senator
Posted on 01/02/2018 3:24:23 PM PST by Kaslin
Well, after giving one of the most non-introspective speeches on the Senate floor regarding his sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is now a private citizen. The Minnesota Democrat was hit with sexual misconduct allegations around the Thanksgiving holiday last year. He’s been accused of groping multiple women, forcibly kissing one as well. As of today, Stuart Smalley has left the building. Here’s his formal resignation letter:
Here's Franken's letter of resignation, which took effect at noon CST. #mnsen pic.twitter.com/UpofdVrtiN— Kyle Potter (@kpottermn) January 2, 2018
The Franken allegations arose just as the Alabama special election was winding down. In that race, the Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore, was hit with serious allegations from multiple women, who claimed the former judge sexually molested and assaulted them when they were teenagers. It proved too much for more than a few Alabama GOP voters. The turnout issue in some key GOP counties was evident. In the end, Doug Jones won, making him the first Democrat to represent the state in the U.S. Senate in nearly a quarter century. Still, prior to Election Day, the Democrats had trouble attacking the GOP since Franken and now-former Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) had troubles of their own. Conyers settled a 2015 sexual harassment claim to the tune of $27,000 in taxpayer money. More than a few feminists started to question the indefatigable defense of Bill Clinton in the 1990s, despite his credible rape allegations. The reason: he was a liberal Democrat. That appears to have been a lifeboat for many Democrats who had behaved badly. Franken surely was banking on that sentiment. It didn’t work. Once Conyers left, Democrats turned on Franken. The situation was untenable. The Left needed to attack Moore and they couldn’t do it with Conyers and Franken in the wings. The flank was vulnerable.
That’s when Franken decided to leave, albeit while not being apologetic and even calling some of his accusers liars.
I’m sure many Democrats feel Franken probably should stay. This was a purely political move. For a bit, the public pressure from the hypocrisy on the Left on this issue twisted the Democrats in a pretzel. In California, the sexual harassment issue has thrown the state Democratic Party into turmoil. More uncomfortable days are ahead for both parties. For now, Minnesota has one less Democrat, with former congresswoman and culture warrior Michele Bachmann possibly eyeing a chance to take the seat.
The man stole his seat and passed Obamacare on a stolen vote.
Kathy Griffin keeps calling him, texting him, emailing him.
“Hey, Old Pal! Howsabout you joining ME in New Zealand on my
‘highly successful’ Comedy Show? It will be a **-ng Blast!! Call Me!!!”
Unfortunately his replacement is some former Planned Parenthood Executive femnazi broad, so just replacing one leftist rubber stamp with another....
I honestly thought he’d renege.
That’s hilarious and creepy at the same time! LOL - might have to use that some time.
With proper, 24-hour-a-day support, Al Franklin could possibly become an almost adequate lawn ornament.
I was leaning that direction myself.
Ever since the attack at Benghazi, we’ve had a lot of politicians retiring.
It’s almost like they were given an ultimatum.
“Al Franken Is No Longer A U.S. Senator”
Okay, I’m opening a bottle of champagne tonight!
So does this mean he goes back to being called by his Hollywood name, Baggage Handler #2?
Yeah, well this guy waited to this day to collect more money, I’m sure of it.
But either way.. he’s gone. I hope Joe Lieberman was there to kick him on his way out.
Maybe he can get his job back at SNL.
Old “fish lips” is finally leaving? He’s another post turtle that had no business in our government. He stoled an election and used the position to enact communist legislation that harmed our country in a great way. Glad the rabbit-eared diaper baby is finally gone. Too bad it isn’t to GITMO as an enemy combatant.
Smart man, now qualifies for lifetime ‘retirement’ pay from the US Senate since he made it to the next calendar year. No liberal will ever pass up free money for life, especially if it comes from the taxpayers.
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