He got roasted by his own party as soon as the congressional black caucus cried fowl over Conyer's resignation (good lord let's not appear racist!). They literally threw him under the bus just days after all the crowing about "due process".
The democrats are trying to look like they're taking the higher ground. This so reminds me of Animal Farm- the animals looked in the farmhouse window, and couldn't tell the difference between the farmers and the pigs-both parties are the same-
The democrats are trying to look like they're taking the higher ground.
Lol...They did take the higher ground. Franken "On his own" is resigning.
Trump bragged about his grabbing women because he could. Even worse is endorsing an accused pedophile. Where is the high ground there? (loaded question) in the case you seriously think the republicans have one.
Actually, he said he never wanted to give the impression that he was guilty- he said he remembered some incidents differently, and the others never happened. He also said nothing happened since he was elected to the senate- he gave the impression that he was taking one for the team.
Up until yesterday Franken said he had non intention of resigning. Total BS he's "resigning on his own". He got piled on by his own contemporaries for both the reason Tatt mentioned (bogus appearance of higher ground) and Conyers and the Black Caucus whining about white congressional abusers getting a pass (typical race card BS).
He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was designated to take a fall.
"Wall Street Journal- Washington. More than 30 of Franken's Democratic colleagues pressured him to resign his Senate seat after rumblings of new sexual misconduct allegations left the former comic teetering on resignation.
The MN senators office said he would make an announcement Thursday about his future but pushed back against reports that he had already decided to resign after the Avalanche of calls Wednesday asking him to resign"
So, no he didn't do squat on his own, he was literally FORCED out.
Are you kidding??!! No less than 30 congress members piled on in the last 48 hours and said Franken had to resign. And those were all democrats; the republicans didn't have to say anything. That's more than caved on Conyers. Conyers got rolled because there was a paper trail of him paying off an accuser.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him."
"CNN-Al Franken's totally unapologetic resignation. He didn't believe he did anything for which he should be forced to resign. Franken's speech was defined primarily by his lack of any real apology and the clear bitterness he carries FOR BEING PUSHED OUT amid allegations he groped several women"
These guys are amazing. How they just think they can get away with anything. Unlike Mark, I see it for what it is, a male issue. I'm not deluding myself by thinking one party or one group is somehow better or not as bad bc some of my views align with what they SAY they represent.
The Republicans are old school: deny, say you're a "Christian" and blah blah blah and the Democrats, the party supposedly leading feminist support, and equal rights, are having to cave to the obvious in-congruency of their actions.