Al Franken, in a move to placate the demands of his Democratic colleagues, decided to resign within the new couple weeks. After the first sexual harassment accusation, more women have come forth with similar accusations, involving inappropriate groping and kissing. Franken is clearly caught in a corner of moral guilt.
In response, Franken – with an element of sass and political bravado – abstained from a full apology and delivered the following remarks via CNN:
“Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as member of the United States Senate. 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 the 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…
…But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota. It’s become clear that I can’t both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator for them”
Franken’s speech did not solely concern his own actions: he took a cogent shot at President Trump. If Franken goes, why is Trump still president? In addition, how in the hell is Roy Moore a morally viable candidate?
Remember, Trump proudly gloated about obtaining enough power to condone sexually assaulting women, so Franken’s statements were powerful. However, the fact that Franken became a scapegoat of sorts for the deplorable behavior of various men in power proves that he has, at the least, an ethical backbone.
Most important, Franken’s decision to resign demonstrates the fact that Democrats are the party of women, despite a few selfish men unfairly altering this perception.
Ultimately, Democrats drew the line in the sand: Democrats will not be the party of perverted old men and pedophiles.
Watch Franken’s speech here:
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