Al Franken doesn’t want to leave the Senate. He’s going to do it anyway, however, because he’s been cowed by the public. Angry voters have been demanding Franken’s resignation for weeks, disgusted by the slew of sexual abuse allegations brought against him by multiple women.
On Thursday, a depressed-sounding Franken told a crowd of supporters that the fight isn’t over. He may be getting run out of office, but he won’t lose his voice.
“Here’s my promise to you,” he told a crowd of a few hundred supporters.
“I may be leaving the Senate, but I’m not giving up my voice. We still have a lot of work to do together on issues ranging from net neutrality to climate change… One of the hardest things about leaving this job will be not getting to work alongside you every day, but I cannot wait to see what you do next,”
Hillary Clinton started a trend. It’s become the new norm for disgraced politicians to loudly bleat about their issues as they’re walking out the door. On Jan. 2, Franken will no longer be an elected official. Will people still care about his opinion on modern politics?
Regardless of who’s interested, Franken is joining the resistance.
After bullying him into resigning, a lot of Democrats suddenly softened and decided that Franken should stick around. It was too late, however. Un-resigning because of peer pressure is even worse than resigning because of it. There’s no way for Franken to remain in the Senate without looking like a fool.
(Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune)