Nearly a month ago, Senator Al Franken apologized for kissing, groping a woman without her consent. Since then, other accusers have come forward with similar allegations.
There have been calls for Franken to resign from the Senate. Countless calls from Democratic voters, as well as calls from the majority of Democrats in the Senate.
On Thursday, December 7th, Senator Franken announced that he will resign.
After weeks of pressure from voters and his colleagues in the Senate, Al Franken took to the Senate floor to announce his resignation.
He will step down in the coming weeks.
Al Franken was quick to highlight that he is not the only politician accused of sexual misconduct.
“I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”
He could not be more clearly referring to Donald Trump’s infamous “grab ’em by the p–sy” tape.
And, just as clearly, Al Franken condemns alleged child-molester Roy Moore, who is currently campaigning to become one of Alabama’s senators.
Roy Moore is somehow receiving Republican support despite having used his position in the prosecutor’s office as a cover to find and prey upon underage teens.
Senator Franken, who is accused of having used social circumstances to force unwanted kisses upon women, also addressed the allegations against him:
“Some of the allegations against me are simply not true.”
While it’s possible that a political opportunist decided to try their hand at condemning him after others told their true stories, that doesn’t mean that any of these women are necessarily lying.
And if one were, that would in no way mitigate …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip