SENATOR AL FRANKEN HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE’LL BE RESIGNING HIS SENATE SEAT SOON — IN THE COMING WEEKS. (PROBABLY.) BUT HE COULDN’T HELP BUT TAKE A JAB AT ROY MOORE ON HIS WAY OUT.
“I know in my heart that nothing I’ve done as a senator – nothing – has brought dishonor on this institution,” Franken said. “Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”
Franken is one of several prominent American men in politics, media and entertainment to be accused in recent months of sexual harassment and misconduct.
“Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember very differently,” Franken said.
Franken is essentially pleading nolo contendere. He has accepted his resignation, but admitted to nothing. I think the main thing most people are remembering clearly is that photo with his hands on the breasts of a sleeping model and sports correspondent.
On his way out, he jabbed at Roy Moore and President Trump:
“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 said.
First of all, Moore doesn’t have the full support of his party. Republican Paul Ryan reiterated that he still thinks Moore should drop out of the race.
“He should step aside,” he said. “If he cares about the values and the people who he claims to care about, then he should step aside.”
A Difference Between Moore and Franken…