Will Franken Announce Resignation Today?

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(Zero Hedge) Update: Al Franken has responded by denying the MPR report in a tweet…

Update: A Democratic official who has spoken to Al Franken and key aides says Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday, the official tells Minnesota Public Radio News.

The official spoke to Franken and separately to Franken’s staff. A staff member told the official that Franken had gone to his Washington home to discuss his plans with family.

MPR News agreed to withhold the official’s name because the official wanted to give Franken the chance to talk about his decision in his own words.

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Update: 11 Senate Democrats and DNC Chair Tom Perez have now demanded Franken’s resignation and his office says in a brief e-mailed statement, Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement tomorrow, without further detail on what the announcement would be.

As Bloomberg reports, within minutes of each other, seven female senators – Senators Patty Murray of Washington, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii,  Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconisn – and three males (Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana) posted messages on Facebook and Twitter saying Franken of Minnesota must resign…

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  • RealAmerican407

    With zero evidence Moore was labeled as guilty by MSM and liberals across the country as soon as the allegations were made simply because he is conservative. For weeks Democrats have however rationalized and trivialized Franken’s actions and insisted his apology was sincere and heartfelt. Democrats in Congress have know for a long time about him and are only caving into pressure.

    • Louie Rey

      The allegations against Roy Moore of his misconduct supposedly took place FORTY YEARS AGO. Some (Democrats) would say that it’s just a coincidence that these accusations have surfaced just before he runs for Alabama’s senate seat. FDR, a Democrat no less, once said, and I quote, “There are no coincidences in politics.”

    • Fed up!

      Welcome to this decade, we thought the 60’s where bad 😂
      This is just to manifestation of the 60’s till now. Not everyone there still a great amount of us Patriots.
      I hate to say it, but civil wars generally end up with one sides agenda, maybe it time we Patriots take back the Constitution as our forefathers set this republic up as.

    • Slav2012

      Seems to me that the instances where, regardless of political affiliation, there is actual physical evidence, those cases do move forward. May take a while, as in point … Al Franken’s.

      Good post BTW.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    I will believe the dirtbag is gone when i see it, but chances are the numbskulls that voted him in will replace him with a carbon copy.

    • Fed up!

      True
      You really can’t shoot these massagers, the idiots voters are the real problem

    • Paper, Scissors, Glock

      Not so sure about that, ImOffended. If you read about Franken’s election in the first place, it has fraud written all over it. It doesn’t look like he ever really got ‘voted’ in.

      • darll

        Just like Trump.

        • Paper, Scissors, Glock

          Explain, darll? You can’t even try without exposing your ignorance.

    • William Konrad

      He cheated to get elected, we’ll see how a new election turns out, fair results,I hope.

  • Yosemite Sam

    Franken closely resembles a horses A$$, while Moore is the anti-Franken.

    • Louie Rey

      What do you have against horses?

    • darll

      Yes, a pedafile, predator of children, definitely is not the same as a sexual offender of adults.

  • Reflect

    Whats the big deal? Everyone knew he was a SLEAZE before he ever got elected. The only shock is that the libs are recognizing it.

    • Fed up!

      No there not
      There just throwing a few under the bus to have people think there not a commie organization

      • Allen

        It is my opinion they are throwing a few under the bus for a full-out attack on President Trump soon as a sexual pervert. If they cannot get Judge Roy Moore, they will double down on President Trump. Only one man’s opinion, but do not celebrate the ouster of this creep.

        • Slav2012

          The Dems have no political power right now. So….they will do whatever necessary to regain it. That includes throwing every kind of bucolic end product at the collective national wall in search of something that will stick.
          Relax and enjoy the show folks. 2018 is the midterm elections. Liberal show in 2017 was nothing compared to entertainment they will throw at voters over next 11 months.

      • Shelba J. Holmes

        This “just throwing a few under the bus” is the very same mentality that took over the thinking of the Germans when Hitler destroyed 6 million lives in Germany and started the war of all wars.

        You are right. This is typical left wing thinking and it makes them the scariest people in the world to me. They are a very dangerous lot. THEY DO NOT HAVE ONE CENTILLA OF EVIDENCE AGAINST rOY mOORE OR aL fRANKEN YET. ALL IS HERESAY SO FAR.

        They have no proof of anything yet and they are perfectly willing to destroy lives over heresay to make their political point? DOESN’T THAT SCARE THE PEJESUS OUT OF Y OU?

        • Slav2012

          Couple days back there was an article abt Harvard saying they would henceforth bar members of Greek organizations (frats and sororities) from applying for Rhodes scholarships. To me that was discrimination. Our system works best when everyone gets the same opportunities. However, there was one blogger who didnt think frats should be allowed any fairness or opportunity. I believe that blogger has the same mindset as what you discuss. In Plato’s Republic, Thrasymachus argument didnt win Socrates over. Throwing a few under the bus to advance social perogatives doesnt win me either.
          BTW…I dont like frats either. But we do our darndest to see everyone gets an equal seat at our table.

    • William Konrad

      They have no choice.

  • Shouldn’t the commander in chief do the same considering that he himself bragged how he assaulted women? I’d like to hear your view on that.

    • Hal Slusher

      Saying you would Like to grab a woman’s whoha is hardly the same as actually molesting women get it?

      • Come on Hal, let’s not be fanatical about it, more than 12 women came forward about the aggression they suffered and you’re not going to tell me that our man in the white house is a saint.

        • chris VN

          uhmm, Saint Donald, maybe he would be if he didn’t have so much obstruction from democrats and RINO’s??

        • Danny Noble

          I voted for President, not Pope. They elect Pope in Italy. Trump is strong man, Hillary is weak. She would have been a rubber stamp and third term of the worst president we ever had.

          • Well, in that case let’s not point finger at others because when do we sound hypocritical.

          • Danny Noble

            I’m not following you. I’ve said nothing about sexual harassment. I saw Hillary bounce up and down several times, fall and was heaved bodily into a van that tore out with tires smoking, leaving her shoe behind. Sorry, HRC does not have the stamina or strength for the job.

        • Shelba J. Holmes

          We did not vote for a saint. We voted for a leader and we got it.

        • William Konrad

          Sainthood is the sole property of Bill Clinton.

      • Fed up!

        No he doesn’t, by that comment he to stupid
        President Carter had lust, doesn’t mean he acted on it, but hey.

      • Shelba J. Holmes

        You are right. I am a woman who is very alarmed abut the feeding frenzy going on in this country right now.

    • Louie Rey

      There has yet to be a woman that actually has brought charges against Trump’s “behavior.” On the other hand we have instances of ACTUAL sexual misconduct. FDR, a Democrat, died with ONE of his mistresses by his side. Considered a great American by the media. JFK, a Democrat, had multiple affairs and was accused of sexual assault. Also considered a great American by the media. Bill Clinton, a Democrat, had multiple affairs and was accused multiple times of sexual assault. Also considered a great American by the media. Trump, a Republican, SAID things some find disgusting. According to the media he “objectifies women.” That’s my view on that.

      • John Degges

        As to Franklin Roosevelt, Alice Roosevelt (cousin to Eleanor) said she did’t blame Franklin for, after all, he had Eleanor [for his wife].

        • Louie Rey

          Well, I must admit, she wasn’t the most attractive woman that’s for sure.

      • William Konrad

        Trump is much worse than those mentioned in your post simply because he won’t play the game the way they want
        him to play it. Given enough time he will clear the swamp, to the benefit of all of America.

        • Louie Rey

          I’ll grant you that. In fact, it’s the reason why he was elected. He wasn’t, and isn’t, what is the problem in DC, a career politician. On the contrary, they’re all shocked, both the Left and the Right, because he doesn’t follow their losing protocols. He actually goes about his business GETTING THINGS DONE! What a novel concept.

  • Roy Veteto

    once he is gone then 434 more to go

    • Paper, Scissors, Glock

      That would be 97 (out of a hundred) more to go, Roy. My two are just fine.

  • Danny Noble

    If Franken is resigning that means they have a ringer set up to shoo in.

    • Slav2012

      Guy he replaced was a slightly left of center Republican. We’ll see what is current sentiment of Minnesota voters.

  • Daniel Gray

    Four eyed buck toothed loser should never have been in the Senate to start with. He was a failed comedian and an even worse Senator

    • Slav2012

      Ah but he was a bulwark of the Left’s establishment.

      • Daniel Gray

        still is. Just shows that the left are sexual predators. its a wonder he does not claim he was born that way

        • Slav2012

          Should have put a smiley on end on my comment as was meant to be spoken in sarcasm 🙂

  • dlmstl

    Sen Smalley’s fate was sealed the moment Conyers was thrown under the Dem bus. Had he been allowed to hang on, there’s no way the ‘Big D’s’ could have EVER molified the ‘little d’, AA contingent of their now fracturing coalition.

    The big question now is who will Gov Dayton (D-MN) choose to replace him. Is this going to be another ‘f-ing golden’ opportunity?

    • Shelba J. Holmes

      Conyers thinks his son should be the one “to carry on his legacy”???????

  • Big John

    The democrats will do whatever they think will get them more power. They will sacrifice their own children to get and keep power (doubt me? May I direct you to Planned Parenthood).
    They will throw Al under the bus so they can get to the president.
    President Trump isn’t perfect, but he is the best we have had in a long time.
    Think about this: President Trump may not look like a man of God, but I honestly believe he is God’s man for the job.

  • Shelba J. Holmes

    I have a real problem with the lynch mob mentality afoo9t in this country right now no matter whether it is on the right or the left. People don’t have a right to destroy another person without a trial and evidence that supports alligations.

    I think this country is headed down a very terrifying road if we keep this mentality up. Time to stop, take a deep breath and rethink what we are about here.

    I don’t like Al Franken but I have no real evidence that he is guilty of anything yet. I don’t know Roy Moore and I stillhave no evidence.

    • Snyder M>D>

      Didn’t Franken admit that he did it and apologize for doing it

      • Shelba J. Holmes

        I am not aware of any specifics other than about the photo where he sayshe never touched the woman. I have only heard the “I am sorry if” sort of thing.

        I fully appreciate your question. I am just a bit unnerved by the idea that none of these women have been caused to cme forward and sit before anybody besides the press and give testimony about the circumstances, etc.

        Due process is one of the great freedoms we all emjoy in this country and I think it is being overlooked here by people. That makes me very uncomfortable. Too much expedience in my view.

        • William Konrad

          Hey Shelba, it’s politics, and politics is dirty or haven’t you noticed. They don’t play by your naive rules. Forget fairness, you won’t find it in politics. They pretend to be fair to impress the rank and file. When they are out get you. they will get you. It’s a dirty game.

          Reply

    • William Konrad

      I’m sure you’ve exhausted your large supply of resource to gather evidence.
      What do you consider evidence? You have no real evidence, how alarming.

      • Shelba J. Holmes

        What do you consider evidence William – And, do you want the same kind of evidence used on you? If we all start agreeing that Al Franken has had a proper hearing on whether he did or did not do these things then we have to be aware that we are next. If you agree with being next then you are missing some bricks andmortar.

  • Eidolon

    No great loss except now CNN, CNBC or one of the supposed mainstream media outlets will hire him to bash the present admin in prime time. Hillary lost, but they will never get over the fact that they all told the voters to vote for her but so many did not obey the progressive intelligentsia.

  • Maybe Al is negotiating to get his old job back at SNL.

  • Thomas Campbell

    And THIS is our America in 2017. I am so lucky and glad to be an American, even with all of this going on.

    American politics will never be the same. And it’s going to get better (or worse, depending on your POV).

  • Altitude

    Funny man Franken turns out to be not so funny. Al’s Hollywood support seems to have disappeared and 60 Minnesota women said Franken had not molested them, yet. The question is why someone so morally challenged was ever elected in the first place. It is not a credit to the sensibility of Minnesota voters.

    • The Gage

      And yet in good ole Alabama the myopic morons are pushing forward to elect their very own pedophile! And of course as a country we elected an admitted sexual predator, 3X divorced as he cheated on each prior wife. Tough seeing that plank isn’t it?

      • Altitude

        “as a country we elected an admitted sexual predator” You’re referring to Bill Clinton, right?

  • John

    Franken has given ample evidence of his ineptitude and lack of gravitas, seriousness or mental wherewithal to even have the job in the first place. At every hearing,whenever he spoke, I kept wondering “How in the H3LL. Did he get this job?”
    My God, he sounds like Foster Brooks and a main character from Dumb and Dumber. When he TRIED to sound intelligent, it was worse than an American version of Inspector Clumseau.
    Come on Minnesota, here’s your chance to make up for an awful choice. Please pick someone who will do you proud. Not a comedian, wrestler ,some Muslim Refugee , or their sympathizers( too many in and out of office there)

  • 1ForWisdom

    I am still “groping” to get a handle on all of this.

  • minefinder624

    An interesting aspect of this whole fiasco is, in the last few days the plethora of Dem policos coming out against Franken. It certainly appears that they had a confirmed resignation before the blanket condemnations. The end game appears to be that the Dems can then attack the GOP types for not going after their GOP elected members for similar accusations- are you listening MR Moore? Political theatre by the Dems at the very least.

    • 1ForWisdom

      Not quite. Frankin said he was NOT resigning. Maybe by now with the extra pressure he will.

    • Slav2012

      Roaches scurry everywhich direction when light gets shined on them.

      • darll

        Like Trumps whole team – Communist sympathizers, liars and traitors.

  • William Konrad

    Get out Al, go back to SNL and make fun of Trump, that seems to make democrats the happiest. You cheated to get your seat in the senate now you’re hopefully gone.

  • Slav2012

    The Dems are still reeling from the destruction wrought by Obola. They will continue to suffer until they accept that hard left liberalism does not appeal to the majority of voters.
    BTW, I continue to call him Obola because like a virulent disease, he has damaged our collective body politic in ways that will take years to recover. And so we will continue with the bitter polarization for some time to come.
    Then there’s the new realization that Dems using Hilary Clinton’s leadership by example used sexual innuendo as a tool to destroy opponents even to the point of exaggeration and possibly falsification. All the while covering up their own transgressions. No matter how egregious.
    These are things people never forget.
    Just like some of us have’nt forgot how AARP betrayed seniors in 2009 out of pure greed.

  • sophie bonner

    Franke is a serial groper. Sure all females will be glad when he is gone. One down, many more still to go.

  • Slav2012

    Listening to Laura Ingraham show while driving last night….her contention is Al and other targets of the current liberal pogrom is not to cleanse their ranks but a calculated ploy in preparation for going after Republicans if Roy Moore elected.

    Now Ms Ingraham has been wrong before. But, it does sound plausible. Dems could finally be upgrading from checkers to chess.