Al Franken

Half of American Voters Believe Al Franken should Resign from the Senate

From the Daily Caller News Foundation:

Fifty percent of U.S. voters think​ Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken should resign over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll shows half of the country does not believe Franken is still fit to serve as a United States Senator after two women accused him of groping them without their consent.

take our poll - story continues below

What is your top alternative to Facebook? - FIXED

  • What is your top alternative to Facebook?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Constitution updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Art of the Meal

News anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Franken on Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her on a USO tour in 2006. Franken apologized for his behavior, but another woman accused him Monday of groping her in 2010. The senator assumed office in 2009.

Many members of Franken’s own party believe he should resign. At least three left-wing activist groups have now called for his resignation. Forty-nine percent of Democrats believe Franken should step down, according to the poll. Fifty-six percent of Republicans believe Franken should resign.

The poll also shows 66 percent of voters believe the Senate Ethics Committee should investigate the  allegations against Franken.

The poll surveyed 2,586 voters between Nov. 16-19. There was a margin of error of two percentage points.

For his part, Senator Franken’s staff says he won’t be resigning.

From the Daily Wire:

Sen. Al Franken says he will not resign in the wake of accusations that he sexually assaulted and harassed Los Angeles-based radio host, Leeann Tweeden, and groped a woman at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. Instead, he’ll spend his Thanksgiving break from Congress thinking about what he’s done.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that a spokesman for the senator said Franken will spend these next several days “reflecting” on his actions, as though he were a small child sent to his room without dinner.

“He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday, and he’s doing a lot of reflecting,” the spokesperson said.

Tags 🇺🇸

I am the supreme law of the United States. Originally comprising seven articles, I delineate the national frame of government. My first three articles entrench the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Articles Four, Five and Six entrench concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to ratify it. I am regarded as the oldest written and codified constitution in force of the world.

Please leave your comments below

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.