Unbelievable. Shocking. About dang time. Senator Al Franken will be resigning, due to the sexual allegations against him. He goes on to say, “Even on the worst day of my political life, I feel like it’s all been worth it.” This should be the first step in getting all the predators out of government. Wonder how many more predators in Washington will step down as well now?
BREAKING: Sen. Al Franken announces he's resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations. pic.twitter.com/DGzQW4o2p2
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 7, 2017
When will all the other accused step down? We’re talking directly to you Trump, Moore, Farenthold, Barton, and Conyers Jr. Certainly, this is just the tip of the iceberg in Washington.
A lot of Franken supporters very angry today, arguing that even if the allegations are true, a panoply of allegedly far worse offenders (Trump, Moore, Farenthold) are thriving and safe.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 7, 2017
It is rather ironic, but don’t you worry because karma is a beast.
Franken: "There is some irony that I am leaving while a man who bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who preyed on young girls runs for Senate with the full support of his party."
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) December 7, 2017
Franken continues to say, “I may be resigning my seat but I’m not giving up my voice.” What voice would that be? One that supports sexual harassment and hiding it?
Franken: "I may be resigning my seat but I'm not giving up my voice."
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) December 7, 2017
We must absolutely continue to put pressure on this administration. The truth must come out.
“I have hope that members of this senate will find the political courage necessary to keep asking the tough questions, hold this administration accountable, and stand up for the truth,” Sen Al Franken
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 7, 2017
It is this kind of hypocrisy that makes Washington the nasty swamp that it is. Here, Franken was speaking out of both sides of his mouth. It is time for everyone to respect women not only in words but also in actions.
Also worth noting Franken did not apologize to any of the women who have accused him of harassment — in same speech in which he said “all women deserve to be heard.”
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) December 7, 2017
All of these sexual crimes in Washington should start to pour out like they have been in Hollywood.
Senator Franken made the right decision today, but the Senate has so much more work to do — from releasing info on harassment claims and settlements, to fixing broken policies to foster safe work environments and ensure harassers are held accountable. Let's get to work.
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) December 7, 2017
Women are not just items to be used for pleasure. We, too, are human beings. You wouldn’t grab a man’s private area, so why is it ok for you to do so to women? it is time to stand up and face the music. What you’ve done is not ok. It is a crime. Justice must take place for this that have been victimized.