Sen. Franken Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives with his wife Franni Bryson and family to the Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

December 7, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Democrat Senator Al Franken is resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Democrat announced his resignation from the Senate floor early Thursday amid calls for him to step down from more than 30 of his Democrat colleagues, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The chairman of the DNC also called for him to resign.

Addressing his colleagues, the senator said he was shocked and upset over the allegations against him, but that all women deserve to be heard and taken seriously.

Franken maintained his innocence, saying some allegations were not true and other situations are different from what he remembers.

The former comedian said serving in the Senate has been a great honor, but his decision to resign was made in the best interest of Minnesota residents.

Franken will step down in the coming weeks.

At least eight women have accused the senator of sexual misconduct.

The governor of Minnesota is expected to tap Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken.

FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks in St. Paul, Minn. Smith is a possible replacement to fill U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s seat after he announced his resignation amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on the Senate floor in Washington. His resignation means Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a fellow Democrat, will name a temporary replacement. The winner of a special election in November would serve through the end of Franken’s term in January of 2021. (Aaron Lavinsky /Star Tribune via AP, File)

  • Mark Steele

    He didn’t announce his resignation. He announced his plan to resign. Next he will announce his change in plans.

  • Dotsie Watson

    Franken reminds me of the kid they used to call “stinky” in grade school and Schumer of the people my mother used to call “an old washerwoman”.

  • Donald

    “Franken will step down in the coming weeks”
    Al Franken is NOT going to resign. He is waiting until Judge Roy Moore gets elected to the Senate. Then he’s going to say if Judge Roy Moore doesn’t resign I’m not going to resign either. It’s all a Democrat ruse, don’t be fooled. Notice how none of the Dem senators said anything about Al saying he’ll resign in a few weeks…He should have resigned immediately.

  • Mr Gerald Dickerson

    The degenerate pig Franken will not resign. He is a liar and thinks he clever.

  • egclark

    SO..the whole stage has been set now. Just need for Moore, and the whole show begins. Franken stays and screams. Actually, the whole play is getting really boring.

  • Joseph O’Donnell

    Too bad. Mr. Franken was an icon in the Senate. The Senate should pass an authorization to commission a statue in his honor to be displayed prominently in the Rotunda.

  • TexasDeplorable1134

    Aaaah, Karma. And now he understands WHY we do not like the current Democratic Party with their virtue signalling, their hate rhetoric.

  • Mountainhiker

    In reality, he said he would(may) resign so he has a lot of wiggle room. What if he does NOT really resign, a sticky position for the democratic party!

  • JaySands1234

    I find it interesting that the democratic party that wholeheartedly embraces pornography, abortion, and defended or ignored the sexual misconduct of its leadership for decades plus every other perversion under the sun. Has suddenly decided to clean up its act? The smell of hypocrisy is overwhelming!

  • marcthepig

    It speaks volumes that he didn’t stay and defend himself.

  • Terry

    If Franken feels he is innocent and did nothing that bad, why is he quitting? The speech Franken made yesterday suggests he is innocent, and since he has not been formally charged by the Police, why are the Democrats trying to push him out. There must be more to this story and the Democrats are trying to push Franken out before the story comes out.

  • Bruce Johnson

    Be gone you vile scum! You weren’t worth a darned as a comedian, and youre disgusting as a represenative of the people of this country. Take Conyers with you and leave tomorrow!!!

  • JohnGalt11

    Sorry, but he didn’t RESIGN! HE SAID he would resign within ‘weeks’. But he’s Al ‘Freaky’ Franken first – a lousy comic, a worse man and a known liar…also, a democrat. And we all know how untrustworthy any of these maggots are. So I’m betting he WILL NOT really resign. He’ll wait for this to ‘blow over’ (double entendre alert).
    Like most democrats, politics is all he’s got. His Senate seat (won ignominiously by the typically underhanded democrat means of ‘finding’ extra boxes of ballots during a totally dishonest re-count) is all he’s got in his pitiful life.
    Wait and see. He has no honor, his word is no good and he will NOT leave…short of cuffing and a perp walk out led by FBI agents (the three of them who are not obama appointees – you know, the honest ones).

  • Varangian Guard

    Interesting that the progressives are throwing so many of their own on their swords. But really they are getting rid of people that are past their prime or were ineffective only getting elected because they spoke the entitlement language well in front of their constituents. In office they could only pass a Bill if they were on the way to a free lunch and said hello to him in the hallway as he went the other way…..these are all precursors to making 2018 and 2020 about the woman divisiveness line they want to draw.

  • henry

    Frankenstein: Try and find just a fragment of dignity left in your very sick brain and make your departure now. People will remember your actions

  • Section Ate

    Whatever happened with “due process?” What’s the sense in havin’ an “ethics cmte” if parties are bein’ forced out?

  • Matt

    Headline states Franken resigns, well he didn’t
    !st sentence states Franken Is resigning, well he isn’t
    fact is , we don’t know the actual date
    “In the Coming weeks” next 1-200 weeks?
    When is Menendez Resigning, Lollita express rider

  • tully bascomb

    He should have never been there in the first place but due to electoral fraud he stole it.

    • Section Ate

      Explain why Franken should not be in the U.S. Senate, @tully bascomb.

      • tully bascomb

        Electoral Fraud.

        • Section Ate

          There’s no evidence to support your claim, @tully bascomb.

        • I. Forgot 2

          Just flag the troll and let it die. Thanks.

          • tully bascomb

            Blocked also.

  • Will Fish 4 Trout

    Another campaign promise being fulfilled, let the swamp drain

  • tophat1984

    Lots of trees need hanging ornaments this Christmas.

  • Serge

    Unfortunately, there are two mistakes in the headline: first, those are NOT allegations as anyone can see on the pictures, and, second, Franken did not resign. He most definitely will take his words back, as he always did.

  • sparks69

    Franken says the STD he has is not catching. Oh Ya, he is resigning in the coming weeks as well.

  • BNG66

    He HAS NOT resigned. .he is planning to….which means publicity stunt

  • Abdul Kadir

    Is that 5 weeks, 20 weeks or 150?

  • Vladimir Kunin

    I don’t want vote stealer socialist Al Franken to resign in this way! Question is: Who will replace him? Knowing who is Governor of Minnesota, it could be only worst then Franken leftist demagogue. I really want him to be ousted from Senate by normal voting process – if Minnesotans will be sane enough to elect real conservative. One more thought: I’m categorically against of such resignation due to just allegation of any kind of misbehavior!!! Allegation MUST be proved in proper trial – in ethic committee of Senate or Court of law. Otherwise it will be open door to any group of interest to hire for proper compensation number of accuser with minimal acting skills, train them to look emotional and, as a result, overthrow result of any election on any level.

  • sparks69

    Gotta call ya on this one OAN, Franken has not resigned.

  • Irski

    Let’s wait and see if the imitation senator actually resigns “in the coming weeks” as he announced today that he would. If judge Moore wins the election in Alabama he may decide to not resign “in the coming weeks.”

  • Letmesay

    Stepping down in the coming weeks!! What he wants to go to the Dems Christmas party so he can put his hands on something besides the d’oeuvres. I still don’t get it when a comic comedian is elected to be a senator, but then the Dems are not all there in the head.

  • DCBlueBlood

    Well, Franken joins an elite 2.

    There was only 1 other Senator that has ever resigned for Sexual Harassment.

    Republican Bob Packwood

    Paige Wagers had her skeevy encounter with the hardest-working tongue in Washington, D.C., in 1975, a few months after she finished college and went to work as a clerk for U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood.

    She knocked at his office door one day. Here’s what she said happened next:

    “Sen. Packwood was alone, and he immediately closed the door and did not say anything to me, but grabbed me and had me pinned backwards with my back to the wall. And before I could say anything — I was very shocked — he stuck his tongue in my mouth and was French kissing me, without ever asking me or saying anything … It took some force to get him to stop.”

    The 21-year-old was far from alone in being set upon by Packwood.

    9 Others came forward.

  • Tado

    Resigned?
    But, it remains sexually-active?
    Now, it’s free to RE-do what it did – without strings attached, right?
    Wise !!!

  • Steve Livingstone

    What discussion? All I see is spleens being vented.

  • Ed L

    Criminal charges still need to be filed

  • Richard McMeekin

    “Franken will step down in the coming weeks.” Negative, simply stalling for time.

    • DCBlueBlood

      When does Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) step down? He just announced tonight.

      How do you turn a surrogacy discussion into something creepy? Hi I’m Trent, I’d like to put my sperm into you? It’s got to be really bad to discuss with staffers and then be reported where he says he’s resigning.

      In other news … FYI …

      A new poll released Thursday shows President Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low.

      The Pew Research Center poll finds that just 32 percent of Americans approve of how Trump is handling his job as president. Sixty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove.

  • Linda Griffin

    Good riddance to this loudmouth hypocrite.

  • Vladimir Kunin

    With all my distaste to vote stealer democrat (socialist) Al Franken, it must not to be so easy to remove sitting elected person from the position. All of these accusation – regardless to whom they applied – must be pass true some kind of legal verification process may be in ethic commission or alike. Otherwise each time motivated group powerful enough always will find women with some minimal actor’s skills ready (for proper compensation) to cry with tears on stage accusing anyone.who doesn’t have even idea who are these accusers. It’s clear case character killing. There must be some punishment for such lie. BTW, what for womans using cosmetic and attractive dress?

  • DCBlueBlood

    Taking the Temperature Here …

    For or Against Roy Moore?

    Me Against!

    Zero Tolerance – No Pedophiles – Being accused of Pedophilia is a disqualifier. .

    • Sam Jacinto

      Strictly speaking, he’s a statutory rapist. Pedophilia involves younger children.

      • DCBlueBlood

        I think you’re Against

        Rapist, Pedophile how about neither … For or Against?

        • Sam Jacinto

          Against. Even before the accusations.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Me too!

          • Sam Jacinto

            Those who put the bible above the constitution should not be in government.

          • Mark Steiner

            but its ok to put the Koran above the constitution like keith ellison did.

          • Sam Jacinto

            You are suggesting something i did not say. No collection of fairy tales should be above the constitution.

          • Mark Steiner

            the Koran is not a collection of fairy tales according to rep. Keith Ellison

          • Sam Jacinto

            So? What has that to do with me?

          • Mark Steiner

            just answering your question

          • Horacio Hornblower

            Don’t waste your time Mark, DC is the Son of Sam, same person he just answers himself, he’s delusional.

          • Sam Jacinto

            Did they have no Ts when you chose your name?

  • Mark Steiner

    oh we understand, we just don’t care what trump has done just like the progressive/liberal groupies out there don’t care what al franken, matt lauer and congressman conyers have done with the sexual misbehavior.

    • Sam Jacinto

      All three of them were fired or forced to resign. Trump remains a stain on the republic.

      • Mark Steiner

        too bad. Trump triumphs while the others sink. oh well. the republic was stained long ago when the dems were in control. that’s why they’re not in control now. oh well.

        • Sam Jacinto

          Sadly, Trump did not become a stain on his parents’ marital bed.

          • Mark Steiner

            you’re right, Trump did not become a stain on his parents’ bed but can’t say the same for al franken, matt lauer nor rep. conyers. right now they’re a stain everywhere!

    • DCBlueBlood

      We should forget about Dennis Hastert and Roy Moore too, maybe Roger Ailes and Bill O’Rapey?

      Looks like women and children are standing up.

      Maybe later but better late than never.

      • Mark Steiner

        good, then they can take the dems down with them and the GOP we need to clean out as well. it’s good housekeeping!!

        • DCBlueBlood

          For or Against Roy Moore?

          • Mark Steiner

            i agree with your earlier post. you’re running a temperature. take 2 aspirins and go to bed. and remember, drink plenty of fluids.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Peculiar …

            Roy Moore (R) Statutory Rapist or Pedophile, Kicked off the Bench 2X
            Doug Jones (D)

            You choose whom … For or Against?

            Why is this so tough for Republicans to answer.

            For or Against Roy Moore?

          • Mark Steiner

            who said i was republican? i like the way americans always assume…wrongly! lol

          • Sam Jacinto

            You are even worse – a Trump apologist

          • Mark Steiner

            well, there is no need to get personal but there’s no such thing as a trump apologist. lol

          • TexasDeplorable1134

            Oh look DCBlueBlood has a new alias.

          • Eric Hein

            When has Moore been accused of rape or pedophilia? We know why he was kicked off the bench and most Alabamians would support what he was kicked off the bench for doing. Maintaining a majority in the senate or giving the majority away based on a 40 year old allegation without physical proof, what is your choice? I’ll vote for Moore.

  • Captain America

    A ‘joke’ was having anyone elect him and think he was serious in the first place! What a loser.

    • DCBlueBlood

      He was serious enough to corner Jeff Sessions into a corner who then had to change his disclosures about meetings with the Russians 2X then having him forced to recusing himself.

      • Ccdelkin

        Wow you really are a delusional troll. Thanks for laughs of all your posts. Have great night

      • Eric Hein

        Didn’t Sessions recuse himself prior to the senate hearings? If you watched the hearing it was obvious that Franken had nothing on Sessions and was there to simply try and trick Sessions into perjuring himself. Didn’t work.

        • DCBlueBlood

          Sessions has never let anyone change their statements . Franken called him out for changing his 2x+

          10/18/17 In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions changed his story yet again about what he discussed with Russian officials during the 2016 election.

          In March, Sessions maintained that he did not discuss the Trump campaign with Russian officials whom he met during that time.

          First, at his confirmation hearing in January, he told Senator Al Franken (D-MN) that he had “been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn’t have — did not have communications with the Russians,” as well as responding to a written question from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that he had not “been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election.”

          Second, following the March revelation of Sessions’ two meetings with Kislyak during the campaign, Sessions released a public statement saying that “I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign,” and he added, “no such things were discussed.”

          Third, in June, after FBI Director James Comey reported that Sessions may have met with Kislyak a third time, Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did not recall whether he had communications with Russian officials.

          Over time, Sessions has narrowed the scope of his denial.

          First, he denied having any communications with the Russians in response to Sen. Franken’s question during his confirmation hearing.

          Then, In March, after it was revealed that he met with Kislyak twice on the campaign, he narrowed his denial to not discussing the Trump campaign with Kislyak.

          After the intelligence intercepts were reported, indicating they did discuss the campaign, Sessions narrowed his denial to not discussing “election interference with any campaign or election.”

          Now, he allows that that Trump campaign positions could have been discussed, but not campaign “details.”

          Sessions is Covering Up – You see it plain as day!

    • Sam Jacinto

      The joke is that a con man sexual abuser (Trump) convinced 60 million people to vote for him – and they believed him. Many of them still do. Many of those will come to regret it.

      • TexasDeplorable1134

        Look DCBlueBlood has a new alias.

  • Ccdelkin

    He resigns because he is forced to, but he will be stepping down in the coming weeks. And this is why Congress has what 10% rating. I’m still waiting for that list of who has used our tax paying money for their sexual deviant behavior.

    • Sam Jacinto

      Trump has.

  • TruthBTold

    He will probably go to MSNBC as a commentator.

    • J. Waltam

      Naw – Old Al will hit the road and go back on the comedy circuit. You’ll be able to catch his show in Winslow Az, Tetonia ID, and Cut Bank Mt. this winter. If he does good Al will debut in Rawlins Wy this spring (Unless he gropes a squaw in Cut Bank- then the Blackfeet will put the A-hole out of his misery).

  • Mark Steiner

    Have ya noticed that SNL hasn’t done a thing about Al Franken and Matt Lauer? If this is was Trump or someone associated with him, SNL would’ve been all over it with their stupid sketches.

  • DCBlueBlood

    Uh Oh Breaking News —

    Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is resigning from Congress, a senior Arizona GOP strategist breaks the news.

    What did he Do … Little Boys, Little Girls, Groping, Sex Abuse?

    Can everyone in Congress including those running for office put in back in their flipping pants!

    This is a movement – Women have found their voices and they’re going to tell all – Watch Out!

    • Mark Steiner

      Good! We need to clean out both the GOP and the dems and replace them both with new GOP that will support the president next election. With some of them resigning already, that will make it even easier than before.

      • DCBlueBlood

        You keep failing to understand that our President is also a Groping Sex Offender – 20 women are his accusers.

        If we get them all out as you say, Trump has to go too!

        • Sam Jacinto

          They don’t hear anything bad about their Gropenfuhrer

          • Mark Steiner

            which gropenfuhrer? al franken or matt lauer? lol

          • DCBlueBlood

            Trumpenfuerher.

          • Mark Steiner

            not frankenfuhrer?? lol

          • Sam Jacinto

            Franken is a Jew. He has never praised nazis.

          • Mark Steiner

            neither has trump.

          • Sam Jacinto

            BS

          • Mark Steiner

            thats true. the progressive/liberals followed the Saul Alinsky method of… if you can’t accuse someone of something, then twist it around so that it can be made it an accusation. I read Saul Alinsky’s book. Unfortunately, so has a lot of others and know the old progressive/liberal tactics that don’t work anymore because they’re known now.

          • Sam Jacinto

            Strangely, the only ones who care about or use that Alinsky method are right wing provocateurs.

          • Mark Steiner

            really? thats interesting since he wrote it for leftist socialists usurpers. and his methods have been observed being implemented by leftist socialists usurpers.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Since your open to ideas are you For or Against Roy Moore?

          • Sam Jacinto

            Trumpelthinskin

          • DCBlueBlood

            They really need to take off their Rose Colored Pedo/Groper glasses.

        • Mark Steiner

          maybe he will and maybe he won’t but i heard it was conyersfuhrer from the great state of MI that resigned also for sex misbehavior!lol

        • Ccdelkin

          It’s funny how before the election they were saying that. But they all just mysteriously disappeared when they were threaten with lawsuits..

          • DCBlueBlood

            He threatens to sue everyone. After he was sues so many times, he made people sign Non Disclosures.

            IF you have to sign a non disclosure get ready to be screwed over somehow. It’s coming it’s just the when you don’t know.

          • Sam Jacinto

            They have not disappeared. You will be hearing more – especially after Zervos team gets to depose Don the Con.

        • Linda Griffin

          We needed Trump Otherwise things would be the same in Washington with no hope of regaining our country from those trying to bring us down. Whatever he is, stopping Hilary and the globalists was worth it.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Trump was not the lessor of 2 evils. IMHO he’s the worst …

            FYI: A new poll released Thursday shows President Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low.

            The Pew Research Center poll finds that just 32 percent of Americans approve of how Trump is handling his job as president. Sixty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove.

            He’s lower than any President before him. He just keeps going further down and he’s bringing us down around the world too.

    • Mark Steiner

      oh great! just what we need, another american movement!!

  • The other Donald

    He didn’t resign, he said he will but until he does don’t believe a word he says, this is all staged

  • Mark Steiner

    Laugh my butt off. This all began when they went after Moore in Alabama. And now, it has literally exploded in their faces. The best backfiring I’ve seen the dems and the progressive/liberals do to themselves in a long time. It’s refreshing.

  • Frank Meccia

    To bad OAN din’t go into details about his resignation speech, where he blamed Trump. for doing far worse.. All Trump did was talk about it on a sports bus, with a bunch of guys, this guy actually did the crime.Why can’t democrats except blame when they do something wrong..Give it 6 months, and the book will come out.. What went Wrong by an ex senator.

    • TruthBTold

      He also attacked Roy Moore. Real classy.

      • Sam Jacinto

        Moore is worthy of attack. He is a child molester twice removed from office.

    • Sam Jacinto

      At least 17 women confirmed Trump’s behavior – including his admission on Stern to going into teen locker rooms. He has also made suggestive comments about his own daughter and was once accused of rape by his first wife. Trump is a serial sexual abuser.

      • Ccdelkin

        Proof

        • Sam Jacinto

          Google can be your friend if you were not paying attention to the news.

        • I. Forgot 2

          You know just as well that the troll cant show proof of something that isnt there. LOL!! All you will get out of it is more babble.

  • Russ Hardgrove

    Why do I feel the end game here has NOT yet been revealed….

  • Dotsie Watson

    I disliked Franken when he first began appearing on Saturday Night Live. Disregarding his politics, which weren’t readily apparent then, he just rubbed me the wrong way, so much that I stopped watching the show entirely. Arrogant, snide, snotty and looks like he spits when he talks.

  • @DCBlueBlood:disqus — OAN has a comment policy you are not adhering to. Please do so or leave this site. Thank you.

    • DCBlueBlood

      Weigh in with smart, informed ideas that contribute further to the story.
      Give us useful, constructive criticism.
      Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom, and humor we know you possess.

      It is humorous to the opposing POV.

      I wish these folks that reply to my comments would have better humorous quips back bla bla bla is just lame.

      I will do my best Ginette – Thanks. Just trying to impart knowledge and new perspectives.

      • Eric Hein

        I don’t find you intelligent or original. Troll-like is a better description.

  • DCBlueBlood

    I remember dating a girl back in South Carolina, her father was a Deacon. Her father used to have sex with her too. The South sure does like it’s Pedos and Incest.

    Weird place the South.

    • Robert Sigler

      But you hit it anyway.

      • DCBlueBlood

        I found out later in the relationship. It was weird – she was still living at home at the time too. Hot former HS cheerleader, we met in college.

      • I. Forgot 2

        When it found out that it was a tranny, it hit it every chance it had!!

  • BT

    I wonder what his severance package will cost us, the taxpayers. I am sure the Dems are working on a nice farewell gift to one of their own.

    • DCBlueBlood

      He’s worth 9 Million. I don’t think he’ll be hurting and he’s 66 years old. Retirement time.

  • DCBlueBlood

    There’s a Thick Layer Of Hypocrisy on Today’s GOP (Groper-Old-Pedoparty)

    President Trump remains and Roy Moore may join the Senate!

    This is an outrage, an offense to decency, a moral stain on the GOP. This is not “what-aboutism,” which would excuse Franken because Trump stays. It’s a glaring injustice that Republicans and voters should not ignore.

    There is no reason Trump’s alleged crimes shouldn’t be investigated and why he should not step down if some or all of the approximately 20 women accusers are shown to be credible. And for giving Moore money and endorsement, the RNC & GOP should earn the permanent enmity of decent Americans.

    They are filthy gutter rats!

    • William Everett Hendry bhendry

      this is definetly ‘bait and switch’

      • DCBlueBlood

        Moore Jail bait and switch!

    • Jeff Hill

      Your lack of critical thinking skills, typical of the left, is why you can’t differentiate between proven acts and baseless accusations or the difference between saying something and doing something.

      • DCBlueBlood

        The Roy Moore yearbook of a 14 year old was confirmed his by crypto-handwriting experts yesterday to that of a Roy Moore note to a 17 year old. You lose.

        He’s a Pedophile and trump coming out saying wha that’s not me regarding the Hollywood Access tape … right remember he admitted to it and apologized for it. Deal the GOPedoparty!

        • Mark Steiner

          crypto handwriting experts? lol i wonder who signed their checks?

    • Justsayin…….

      Let’s talk about Bill Clinton. I believe he’s the president of the GRC, isn’t he?
      (GRC = Gutter Rat Club)

  • Randy Forschner

    Time to eliminate Soros.

  • Randy Forschner

    Was a piece of oral turd breath. glad hes gone.

  • despo

    Adios franken-weenie… thanks for playing.

  • Scott

    He is normal Democrat so replacing one bad actor with another Democrats so American is NOT better off. My problem is Franken was a nothing in congress he just vote the way he was told to do he is Democrat. A NEW Democrat he may do more damage to American. Maybe a the NEW Democrat is a better liar and propagandist then Franken and that will only hurt us all.

    • DCBlueBlood

      They do the same in Alabama and Alaska what’s your problem?

  • Patrick Murphy

    He was a rising democratic star?? Good grief dems don’t have a chance if he’s the best they have or had. Sayanora!

    • Sam Jacinto

      Trump and Moore are the best you have? That is nothing to gloat about.

      • Patrick Murphy

        Hey Trump is president and doing a good job in spite of folks like you and Moore will soon be a member of congress. Get used to losing. Liberal way of life is over.

  • hobartneck

    See’ya !!!

  • DCBlueBlood

    Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” said on Jan. 17 that she has filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump

    Zervos came forward after The Washington Post’s publication in October 2016 of an “Access Hollywood” video with audio of Trump bragging about grabbing women’s genitals. She issued a statement Oct. 14 alleging that Trump kissed her when she visited him at Trump Tower in December 2007 and that he kissed her, groped her breast and “began thrusting his genitals” when he invited her to join him for dinner later that month in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

    Trump is NEXT!

    • Localdude

      Bla bla bla bla bla…Bla!

      • DCBlueBlood

        Shiny Object – Fetch!

        • Localdude

          …those are your ideas man…just crap. you fetch ’em…

    • I’m Proud

      Yakkity Yak Yak Blah Blah Blah …
      DCBlueBlood you’re pathetic. MAGA

    • stevens123

      Do everyone a favor and hold your breath until that happens.

    • hobartneck

      You’re a real piece of work aren’t you?

      • DCBlueBlood

        Bring it up with Summer. She’s waiting for her day in court.

        Deal. We have a Poussy Grabber in Chief as President.

        • Horacio Hornblower

          Locker room talk does not equate to your hero Billy “The Proven Rapist” Clinton…Now does it! BTW did you save that blouse with the sperm stain on it?

          • DCBlueBlood

            This is not Locker Room talk …

            Summer issued a statement Oct. 14 alleging that Trump kissed her when she visited him at Trump Tower in December 2007 and that he kissed her, groped her breast and “began thrusting his genitals” when he invited her to join him for dinner later that month in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

            Am I right? Not Locker Room Talk grabbing a breast Hornmouth?!? She will get her day in court against Trump! GOP Hypocrites!

          • Horacio Hornblower

            Alleging, alleging, alleging, alleging, so on and so forth, why didn’t she say anything on 12/07? why did she wait this long? How about that, sperm breath.

          • DCBlueBlood

            It’s within the statute of limitations. He’s lying just like he does daily. He’s a Psychopathic Liar. There are 20 women out there. They will get their day in court.

            Deal with it. Trump is scum too!

            I know it’s hard you have to defend the Orange Cheetoh you foolishly voted for.

          • I. Forgot 2

            Poor poor troll with severe Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s fun watching you make a complete ass of yourself. LOL!!!!

          • Horacio Hornblower

            If it was up to these Soros fools they would “alledge” sexual harassment on every American Patriot until they installed Vlad Putin as our president.

          • Horacio Hornblower

            And let’s be clear, Franken is a Soros puppet, he’s been sacrificed by the Dims.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Trump’s Putin’s Puppet Lapdog.

          • Robert Sigler

            I thought Trump was a Fascist, you leftist need to get your lies straight.

          • I. Forgot 2

            True. They whine and lie about conservatives but have incestious and gay relationships daily. They are sad sad cases of human scum.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Dennis Hastert how you doing? Glad to see you! How’s the little boy fetish going?

          • I. Forgot 2

            Poor poor troll is triggered again. LOL!! Your days here are numbered. Fact.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Is that you Dennis Hastert, or are you Bill O’Rapey? No maybe the ghost of Roger Ailes is here.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Watch on. Can’t wait till the Trumps are indicted for Money Laundering. That mini-stroke Trump had slurring his speech yesterday is going to kick in big time when Kushner and his empire is seized.

          • I. Forgot 2

            LOLOL!!! You are really cute making a total ass of yourself on these boards. Triggered much?

          • Brad

            Have you applied to be a CNN reporter, you already have fake news credentials

          • Sam Jacinto

            Clinton is a “proven rapist”??? In what court?

  • Jerylyn Bean

    Franken cheated against Coleman so he never deserved the seat in the first place! This is justice!!!! This has really come back to bite you in the ass, Al. I’m so satisfied about this outcome.

  • Roy Beane

    The trouble with political jokes is that they sometimes get elected. And then it takes awhile to get rid of them………adios, former senator Frankengroper. Now, if we can find some woman or man to come out and accuse Schumer and Pelosi….hmmm

    • DCBlueBlood

      I hope you feel the same way about Trump as you do about Franken.

      Groper-Old-Pedoparty the NEW GOP!

      Zervos came forward after The Washington Post’s publication in October 2016 of an “Access Hollywood” video with audio of Trump bragging about grabbing women’s genitals. She issued a statement Oct. 14 alleging that Trump kissed her when she visited him at Trump Tower in December 2007 and that he kissed her, groped her breast and “began thrusting his genitals” when he invited her to join him for dinner later that month in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

      She’s awaiting her day in court

      • I’m Proud

        Won’t happen

      • stevens123

        How many times did you copy and paste this?

    • Dotsie Watson

      Chuckie sounds gay!!!!!!!!!!

  • CorrectionPlease

    I commiserate with the female population of Minnesota for their loss of such a passionate advocate
    for women’s rights and respect for females.

    His exuberance was such that he could hardly contain himself when exhibiting
    his enthusiastic support of women’s causes.

    Surely, the women of Minnesota must not now breath easier simply because the great man
    now moves on to new experiences.
    Another state perhaps.

    • DCBlueBlood

      I commiserate with the Country … 20 Women accusers stand in line to get their day in court with Prresident Trump the Poussy Grabber in Chief …

      … Summer Zervos issued a statement Oct. 14 alleging that Trump kissed her when she visited him at Trump Tower in December 2007 and that he kissed her, groped her breast and “began thrusting his genitals” when he invited her to join him for dinner later that month in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

      She’s awaiting her day in court

      • CorrectionPlease

        To DC Blue Govt Leech,

        Even the family of this women, SumOfZero, calls her a fraud.

        And to top it off she’s represented by no less than Gloria Allred, the queen of fake cases.

        We’re still waiting for Gloria’a daughter, princes lawyer in training, to produce the yearbook’s fake inscriptions against Roy Moore.

  • Bill Smith 999935

    That was a no-brainer sacrificial lamb for the dems politically, knowing the Gov of MN will simply replace him with another lib.

  • Bill Jr

    So, What Does he Do Now, Comedy For The Playboy Channel?

  • Sui-Juris

    “The governor of Minnesota is expected to tap Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken”.

    Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith served as a Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

  • DCBlueBlood

    Did anyone see Trump slurring really badly yesterday – did he have a mini-stroke?

    Why won’t he go do a Annual Physical like every President has done before him at Bethesda Medical Center?

    • Localdude

      ..your just a serious creep aren’t ya…jeezus, a little too much weed and coffee this am? your creep hero shot all apart so your just making crap up now??…that’s all aint it..

    • I’m Proud

      There is something not right with you….

      • DCBlueBlood

        Looks like he’s going to the Doctor next month – we’ll get a report, unless he tells us they’re under audit.

        If he had a mini-stroke it’s too late 20 minutes already passed.

      • I. Forgot 2

        It’s a Dimbecile. They don’t have fully developed brains because of incest.

  • GBWO

    Another one bites the dust! When will some man accuse Tina Smith of sexual harassment? Yep you can bet the other shoe (the male one) is going to drop and soon.

  • DCBlueBlood

    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore should have been disqualified from running for the Senate well before questions about sexual misconduct were raised, George Will said Thursday.

    The veteran pundit noted that Moore has twice been tossed off the bench of his state Supreme Court, and argued that his record disqualified him from swearing an oath to the Constitution.

    Moore and Trump are Next!

    • Localdude

      Bla & Bla are Bla!….lol…

      • DCBlueBlood

        You don’t like hearing the truth much do you?

        We’ll call you BubbleBoi Golden Shower Boi is already taken by Trump.

        • Localdude

          Bla! …

          • DCBlueBlood

            Blub, blub, blub, Bubble Boi.

          • Localdude

            local to you creep. local too you…

          • DCBlueBlood

            You must be the village idiot everyone talks about around here.

          • Localdude

            yes I am. and your screwing with the village idiot, what does that make you weirdo? go screw with old ladies and straights…weak snit.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Now that i know that your, admittedly, the village idiot – here’s a bright shiny object – run along and play.

          • Localdude

            then I’d shove it up your a77…but you’d like that wouldn’t you…admit it…

          • Visualverbs

            Right – sure, you sat and argued with him for 20 minutes and you’re calling HIM the village idiot? Asshat.

          • Localdude

            …lol…I should have said ‘if you believe that I am’….thnx

          • DCBlueBlood

            Just look at what he writes … nuff said.

          • Localdude

            nuff’ for you twerp…why don’t you head over to ‘mother jones’…no fun over there?…you would rather ‘creep out’ here?…

          • DCBlueBlood

            I like calling out Hypocrisy – fun watching people defend pedophiles and poussy grabbers in their own party while calling foul in another. .

          • Visualverbs

            Says the guy that says ’nuff’.

          • I. Forgot 2

            That would be you princess. The village is looking for you too so run along.

        • I. Forgot 2

          What truth troll? All you have spewed thus far is lies and babble.

    • TexanForever

      Dream on, cupcake.
      .

      • DCBlueBlood

        I’m not your cupcake Texas Steer.

        Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday reiterated his call for Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore to drop out of the race over allegations of sexual misconduct, including assault.

        “I think he should have dropped out,” Ryan told reporters at his weekly news conference. “Just because the polling has changed doesn’t change my opinion on that, so I stand by what I said before.”

        • TexanForever

          RINO Ryan’s predictable comments, if anything, justify my conclusions about what Moore should do, considering the more important overriding issues threatening the very survival of our republic, cupcake.
          .

          • DCBlueBlood

            Regan and Nixon would be RINO’s today … I’m yawning Texas Gelding!

          • TexanForever

            A lib isn’t intellectually in a position to determine who’s a RINO and who isn’t. Sufficient intelligence to make that determination would automatically preclude one from being a democrat.

            Might want to check the booming US economy and international respect under Reagan, and the fumbling failures under his democrat predecessor, Carter. Reagan was no RINO.

            Nixon’s error was in not burning the tapes. Even in disgrace Nixon did more for America and was a far better president in every way than the narcissist Muslim jihadist Obummer.

            By the way, geldings perform better than studs, cupcake.
            .

          • DCBlueBlood

            Says you LMAO!

    • I’m Proud

      NEVER GO AWAY YOU’RE NOT WANTED HERE

      • DCBlueBlood

        George Will – A strict Conservative says he’s disqualified he was twice removed from being a Judge – take off your rose colored Pedophile Lover glasses please.

      • I. Forgot 2

        Flag it on every comment it makes. It’s days are numbered

        • DCBlueBlood

          Oh I see, you want only YES MEN and ATTA BOY people to surround you! The feel good, warm and fuzzy club where opposing views are, clicked out so they don’t enter the happy bubble you live in. Got ya.

          • I. Forgot 2

            Die troll!

          • DCBlueBlood

            If I’m a Troll don’t feed me.

            Or your breaking the rules.

            I have many good perspectives and I do it with humor. I can’t help it if you only want YES people around you.

            POP there wen’t your bubble breath in. Let the CO2 out and the oxygen in. You’re brain will thank you.

          • I. Forgot 2

            Yes you are a troll princess. I’m not feeding you princess…… I’m slapping you down with facts and truth. You libtard trolls just hate facts and truth.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Have I Gone away … mmm … no Come over to TheHill that’s my romping grounds. This is side bar or Crooksandliars inject some truth into your brain once in a while.

            Don’t contain your self to just Yes Men — venture out of your bubble.

          • I. Forgot 2

            You will be going princess. Trust me.

          • DCBlueBlood

            OOohhh ban the oppositions voice – I guess I should be scared, shoot reminds me of crossing the border from west to east Germany travelling when I was a kid. I do feel and hope OANN isn’t Nazi Germany 1937.

          • I. Forgot 2

            LOLOLOLOL!!!! You are gasping princess. Blather some more.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Come out of your comfy safe protected bubblefied sand box

            TheHill or Crooksandliars

          • I. Forgot 2

            Keep with your blather princess. It’s all you got at this point.

  • …remain calm and return fire

    it doesn’t get much better than this……………..rot in h3ll clown face

  • Roscoe

    Frankenstein has fallen. He wasn’t even that good as a comedian so what will he do? I could suggest a few years in prison so he could enjoy a little sexual molestation himself.

  • Sylvia Avila

    Good! Franken really needed to go! He is part of the Old boy’s Club who Do Not Care about women! When this slush fund list comes out, I hope more of these criminals resign! Time we Women get the respect we deserve and Not! to be treated as second class citizens or as sexual toys! Time of reveling Congress criminal activities not over, more to come, I say get these criminals all out!

    • DCBlueBlood

      Roy and Donnie are in the Same Old Boy’s Club over 70 and Perverts.

      Groper-Old-Pedoparty now.

      • Localdude

        ….man, your just the ‘greeter at the Walmart’ here today aint ya…?

  • No Mas

    The hypocrisy by dems is intoxicatingly obnoxious… and Gillibrand is the lead puke. Formerly suckling on the Clintons, now parading around as a moral example…. lol

    • DCBlueBlood

      Is that you Dennis Hastert little boy lover, or are you Bill O’Rapey maybe the ghost of Roger Ailes?

      • No Mas

        there you are… liberwhineboy… lol

        • DCBlueBlood

          Your Pedo Love is showing.

          You belong to the Groper-Old-Pedoparty huh?

  • grandmother5

    I’m glad he’s resigning. That picture of him touching the lady was improper, nasty, rude, sickening. The most sickening thing about that picture was his smile. I’m pretty sure he’s not smiling now. That picture said a thousand words.

    • DCBlueBlood

      The Pictures I get in my head thinking about Roy Moore at age 32 driving a 14 year old girl out of a dry county to his house in the woods to get her liquored up, undressing her undressing himself to his underwear then taking her hand and putting it on his erection are more frightening.

      But the RNC and $180,000 and Trump are backing that SOB. The Irony!

      • Localdude

        …lol…10 posts later…still, nobody cares dude…

        • DCBlueBlood

          Even worse apathetic irony.

          • Localdude

            yes, are you going away now?….and your pathetic excuse is?….

          • I. Forgot 2

            Keep flagging it as spam. It will soon go away!!

          • Localdude

            naw…it was fun, just stomped all threw his puddle this am…lol..thanks

      • grandmother5

        I bet you did that. No wonder you have a picture of it in your mind.

        • DCBlueBlood

          Why would I do that – Why would I think that abhorrent. Why would I make that up?

          Ivanka’s right – there’s a special place in Hell for Child Molesters!

          • l.s.

            Troll.

          • TexasDeplorable1134

            Because you are a TROLL!

          • Eric Hein

            First off what Judge Moore is being accused of isn’t pedophilia, your exaggeration only serves to destroy your credibility. Not to mention that there has been no proof that he actually did what you say he did to the 14 year old. Moore denies it. So, you have an allegation from almost 40 years ago, no physical evidence, a denial, and no sign that Moore has done anything like this since.
            If this same thing happened in a blue state with a DEM, would you be willing to vote to put a republican in the senate with the current DEM-GOP split? I guess here in AL, we are more concerned with what will happen in the next 6 years as opposed to what may have taken place 40 years ago.

      • l.s.

        Shown to be a lie…as is the yearbook gal. The remaining women were 17 and 18.

        Jerry Seinfeld who was dating a 17 year old girl when in his mid 30s. Bubba Clinton was in his 40s while consorting with 20 year old intern. ETC, ETC, ETC.

      • Dotsie Watson

        But what’s the age of consent down there?

  • Jarhead0311

    Good riddance. Clown on tv, and a clown in the senate. Go the eff away.

    • grandmother5

      I agree. I think he was funnier in the senate than he was on tv.

      • tedlv

        SNL was funnier when Franken was on the show. How pathetic is that?

        • IceColdLogic

          IMHO SNL hasn’t been funny for decades.

        • grandmother5

          I stopped SNL I guess in the 80’s. Just not funny. All it is now is making fun of the president or someone that has been accused of harassment. Nothing funny about that. I don’t think I ever saw him on SNL. If I did it was forgettable. Stay warm and dry.

          • Patrick Murphy

            I thought he was more of a comedy writer than an actual comedian.

          • grandmother5

            Mainly a writer, but I remember seeing him doing something as a comedian. I need to Google him and see what he has done in the comedy world.

          • grandmother5

            He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). Funny I don’t remember him on SNL.

          • Dotsie Watson

            So forgettable.

  • Monique

    His wife and family must be in denial like dear ole dad, he’s an embarrassment to the people of Minnesota, who did not vet him before electing him. He got elected purely for his celebrity status. Sooo, once he is gone, and he will drag it out, you have twin cities, grow a pair MN and vote in a senator with integrity and character this time.

  • tundraboomer

    Ah, buh-bye Al.

  • stevens123

    Finally this literal clown is out.

  • Uncle R

    Yay!…Bye-bye.

  • bls46

    The ‘man’ won his Senate seat after votes were ‘found’ to assure his win……Surely MN can do better ~

    • grandmother5

      I’m still not sure how it got elected was legal.

  • AtomicFury

    Using the top photo as a backdrop:

    Lady next to Frankengroper: “If I catch you even pretending to grope the breasts of a woman, I’m gonna go Lorena Bobbitt on you. And I won’t wait until you’re sleeping.”

  • marcthepig

    The Dems are throwing a couple of their own under the bus hoping the RINOs will do the same to Moore.

    • DCBlueBlood

      Are you defending Pedophilia because it sounds like you are.

  • marcthepig

    Bye-bye Senator Franksnbeans. Don’t let the door hit you in the arse on the way out (unless of course you like that sort of thing).

  • Tiger184

    So, wonder how much Al got.
    A similar amount to what Bernie got last year?

  • Localdude

    …look at this creep, he wants to impose socialism on everyone else – but lives like an wealthy elite conservative, with all of the benefits that lifestyle has over the dumbed down, equal wealth distribution of socialism. So nice to watch his ‘career’ end in a bad, tacky – tedious skit, that just isn’t funny…..

  • DCBlueBlood

    The Republican Hypocrisy is At A All Time High!

    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday reiterated his call for Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore to drop out of the race over allegations of sexual misconduct, including assault.

    “I think he should have dropped out,” Ryan told reporters at his weekly news conference. “Just because the polling has changed doesn’t change my opinion on that, so I stand by what I said before.”

    He may say he want’s Roy To Drop Out … BUT …

    Here’s $180 000 of RNC money and Trump’s endorsement…
    Go get ’em Roy!

    • Localdude

      …lol…the irony – another ‘DC blueblood’ harpooned, netted and dragged from the swamp…just a little obvious even. ….and yes, I cant wait to watch a GOP or 2 harpooned soon…so whatever dude.

    • Brad

      Just what evidence has been produced against Moore – None!
      Franken – pictures don’t hide the truth

      • DCBlueBlood

        The yearbook signature – and another handwritten note to a 17 year old girl by Moore match. There’s picture evidence. Crypto-Handwriting Experts say its a solid match.

        Roy’s a Pedophile.

        • grandmother5

          I haven’t seen the year book or any notes. I haven’t seen the results of the handwriting expert. The last I heard about the yearbook was when Moore lawyer ask for it so the handwriting specialist could compare the writing. What happen to the yearbook? Lost? Never existed? What?

      • grandmother5

        Exactly!

  • landy fincannon

    The conniving democrats could careless about ethics.
    The pressure will now be on Moore, because the Dem’s did the “right” thing.

    • DCBlueBlood

      The Pressure is on Poussy Grabber in Chief too!

      Don’t forget Trump admitted and apologized about that incident of Sexual Assault.

      9 girls have come out against Roy and the 2 Signatures (the Yearbook of the 14 year old and a personal graduation note of a 17 year old) Match!

      Roy’s a Pedophile.

      • Tiger184

        There was no “incident of sexual assault”. Trump did say unsavory things but he never acted on them.
        Leftists are the worst people on the planet.

        • DCBlueBlood

          Look, there already is 13+ women that have made accusations of our President. There is one woman right now waiting on a court date. Don’t give me any spiel about defending this Groper in Chief.

          His days are numbered, both with regards to Russia and his Hollywood Access Tapes and assaults on women.

          I think he’s already had a stroke. He’s slurring his voice. Jared’s indictments and his money laundering ways with the Deutchabank subpoenas are going to flip him over the edge.

          Did you know our President is refusing to do his annual physicals – Every year Presidents are checked out in Dec. by Bethesda Medical Center and he’s breaking with that Tradition – This must be the Old Soviet Union I’m living in.

      • landy fincannon

        You’ve strayed far from home but welcome.

        I’ll agree you if Roy doesn’t file a duces tecum subpoena.

        • DCBlueBlood

          I believe the Statue of Limitations has run out. No need. But his exposure is clearly out in the public arena. People should also know Roy broke the law on other occasions.

          • landy fincannon

            He can still subpoena the yearbook.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Washington Post has a photo of the yearbook – also a signed handwritten note from the 17 year old girl and Crypto-Handwriting experts have confirmed they match – solid match.

          • KiefChris

            No they haven’t, where are you even getting this info? Moore has asked Gloria Alfred for the yearbook for a third party handwriting expert to examine it and she refuses.

          • tedlv

            There’s a “Statue of Limitations”? Is it near the Statue if Liberty?

        • Bill Jr

          Not Many People What a Subpoena Duces Tecum Is. Can’t Remember Hearing That Since The Mid to Late Seventies.

      • KiefChris

        The key word is consent, you fool. And there’s zero proof of Roy doing anything at all, just allegations by known fraudsters. The yearbook had two different color inks and was signed Christmas 3 different times. And who gets their yearbook in December?

        • DCBlueBlood

          14 years old is against the law. The girl was 14 years old when he drove her out of a dry county to his house in the woods, where he gave her alcohol and proceeded to take his clothes off to his underwear. He undressed her and then took her hand and made her rub his bulge.

          May as well have raped her behind his 10 Commandments Monument too!

          Please continue to defend Pedophilia. You do such a good job.

          • KiefChris

            Damn you’re dumb. I was talking about Trump in regards to consent. Do you really think I’d defend pedophilia? And again, there is ZERO proof that Moore did any of those things. But your hatred makes you foam at the mouth at any allegations by known fraudsters.

  • Deny

    Did he NOT say I’m sorry????? Not funny as a comedian & not funny as a “politician” either!

    • Oh yeah

      Actually he was a joke of a politician so I guess that’s kind of funny

      • TexanForever

        Good way to look at it.
        .

  • PatriotInk

    LOL!!! Whatever it takes. In the words of the cowboy in “Tombstone”, “Well, bye.”

    Franken was a “rising Democrat star?” In Democrat terms, he was floating to the top of the cream of the crap.

    • Bill Jr

      His ‘Rising’ Veered The Expected Path. Viagra May Help him Over This Period of Being ‘Gun Shy.’

  • Deny

    Franken will step down in the coming weeks. What the hell does that mean??? Just do it effective TODAY.

    • William Thompson

      He is waiting to see if Moore wins or not, if Moore wins I doubt he will resign.

      • Deny

        I was thinking the SAME thing!

    • tedlv

      He said, “in a few months”, if I recall correctly. In other words, no telling when.

      • Dotsie Watson

        He’s waiting for pregnancy test results from some ladyfriends.

    • OKWishbone

      How long does it take to pack up a Senate office? What does he have in there that could possibly take weeks to pack? (There must be a LOT of pictures in there)

      • Dotsie Watson

        He’s waiting for delivery of his microcloth to wipe his hard drives.

        • OKWishbone

          His hard WHAT?!!!! Oh, I’m sorry, you said drives. Since you were talking about Al Franken, I read that wrong. My bad.

  • Richard McMeekin

    Dating from 1984 all Senators and Representatives are required by law to pay into the Social Security System thus Mr. Franken will immediately begin receiving his social security since he is
    over 66 years and 2 months of age. Mr. Franken’s Social Security payments will be based on his wages over 35 years. In 2017, the average Social Security benefit paid to retired workers is $1,360 per month. What Mr. Franken will receive is more than that.

    Unless he purchased a Private Retirement Plan, his Senate retirement will be computed @ 2 ½ percent per year multiplied by each year he served in the US Senate. By resigning he has forfeited an annual income of $193,000. So in senate retirement terms he will henceforth receive approximately $38,000+ a year for life.

    Due to the circumstances surrounding his resignation there may be limited if any employment opportunities to which he may look forward. Don’t expect him to wind up on the street as a homeless person…..his net worth is 9 million bucks based on 2017 data he filed.

    As a voting-life-long Republican I was in hopes there will be a special election – but, thanks to the liberal governor, we will not see democracy in action here. Had this involved a conservative, a Republican governor would have done likewise.

    I have one final word, after 87 years I have yet to meet One Man who has not, at sometime in his life: made a pass, touched improperly, or said something to a woman which hopefully might not be as invasive as what this Mr. Franken did. Since I am guilty of the latter, I put away self-righteous comments. As I have repeatedly said, modifying Biblical text “Let he who is free from guilt throw the first stone…..”

    • DCBlueBlood

      “As a voting-life-long Republican I was in hopes there will be a special election – but, thanks to the liberal governor, we will not see democracy in action here. Had this involved a conservative, a Republican governor would have done likewise.”

      Like appointments by Alabama or Alaska etc. don’t happen in reverse? Want some cheese with your whine.

      When is Trump the Sexual Assaulting “Grab them by the Poussy” or Moore, the child molester – take the 14 year old girl to my house in the woods and let her rub my bulge, pedophile dropping out/resigning?

      Please your hypocrisy is laid on pretty thick pal!

      • Localdude

        …bla bla bla, he said he is 87. why not leave the old dude too his say?

    • Bob

      The replacement is temporary. There will be a special election in 2018. the winner of that election will serve out Franken’s term.

  • FoolIggy

    Trying to rid the Congress of swamp rats is difficult when the home grown revolving door political swamp rats get to choose the next swamp rat “they,” rather than the voters, want to replace!

    At least this new swamp rat is a woman and I pray to God NOT like the self-serving hypocritcal women now serving as swamp rats in Congress!

    To steal a slogan from the MARINES: America NEEDS a few (really a lot) of good men & women to step forward and SERVE their country!

    DRAIN THE SWAMP!

  • DCBlueBlood

    FRANKEN: “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.

    Yes there is irony that Trump and his Hollywood Access Tape shows he’s a deviant poussy grabber and Roy Moore, the 14 year old panty puller pedophile is fighting to win in Alabama.

    Ah I guess Trump has changed the GOP

    Trumps New GOP (Gropers-Old-Pedoparty!) There is a sickness in this country.

    • KiefChris

      The only sickness is you degenerates in DC, the wealthiest people on the planet yet you look down on everyone and have extreme hatred which clouds your judgement and logic.

  • bucketnutz

    Now comes the divorce and the civil lawsuits.

  • Goodforall

    True to the very last, his speech was as pathetic as he has always been. He refused to accept any accountability whatsoever, and threw stone at Roy Moore and President Trump. But I expected nothing less from this disgusting worm.

  • Justsayin…….

    He called out Trump. He called out Moore. Seems he forgot his fellow democrat. Clinton the cur.

    • Jock E Shift

      And Conyers.

  • conquest915

    Al, some words of wisdom for you to consider: “No matter what you claim, deny , or in your hypocrisy accuse others of, just remember this! WE HAVE PHOTOS for proof, not innuendos!

  • jenshadus

    More need to go!

    • Deny

      They ALL need to go and start all over again. Get some republicans with balls this time!

  • akafett

    Allegations????
    The photos I saw are proof of his guilt. This guy is a real slime-ball.

  • KMA

    What a spineless wonder!
    If Mr Franken were truly innocent, he would’ve fought it like a TRUE American to the bitter end. Due “F”ing process!

    And in the end if you’re found guilty ,you pay ALL costs and settlements related to the charges and the possibility of incarceration.

    If you’re doing this for the dnc “moral high ground” IT WON’T WORK! You fell on the sword for NOTHING.

    Anyone who is happy that these things are happening without due process.
    All I can say is wait till it happens to YOU!

  • TexanForever

    Read what this POS actually said. … He HASN’T resigned.

    In effect he said he would resign if and when he gets around to it. And he implied he wouldn’t run for reelection. The sniveling narcissist can’t bring himself to accept the fact that he is an abject failure. He’s probably hoping a white knight riding a big unicorn will rush in and save him.
    .

    • Dotsie Watson

      A unicorn should rear-end him!

  • C B

    Libertard Lives Don’t Matter ……….. to Libertards

  • Libhunter

    That is WRONG! That SOB said in the coming weeks he will resign! Meaning in weeks to come the public(us)is too stupid to focus on any one thing beyond a week & he will feign ignorance if ever asked again!

  • Dan O

    I don’t care why he’s leaving, just very happy to see him go. He was a bad comedian and an even worse politician. Never understood him getting elected let alone re-elected.

    • AtomicFury

      Counting the four up-votes ahead of mine, that makes six of us.

  • Just A Guy

    Another liberal lunatic bites the dust. His nauseating speech was pathetic!

    • Dan O

      Anything he’s ever said was pathetic and nauseating.

    • AtomicFury

      That speech reinforced my opinion that Frankengroper is a typical leftist narcissist.

      • Terry

        Franken is nothing more than a Comedian who is mentally still in high school. That does not make him a “Conyers Look Alike”. There must be more to this story, because too many Democrats came out, too fast, to condemn Franken. We need the rest of the story, or Franken should not quit.

        • Russ Hardgrove

          I believe there is FAR more to this (all these dems “resigning” at this time) than meets the eye. Their end game?

          • TexasDeplorable1134

            They have run out of things to attack the current administration with. So they are purging their own parties of ANY who were accused so their gender identity politics can be fully implemented. They still have yet to realize that it is not gender, it is the policies and the hypocrisy that America is fed up with and want nothing to do with their “One World Government”.

        • Dotsie Watson

          They probably all just dislike his sparkling personality.

    • Terry

      I am still trying to figure out what Franken was saying yesterday. If he feels he did nothing wrong, or that accusations are misleading, then why is he quitting?

  • Warmac9999

    When will the rest of the perverted Democrat socialists resign.

  • Megan H.

    Frankenstein’s Monster turns on its creator.
    His replacement will be worse.

  • AlexanderYpsilantis

    Why did the Governor of Minnesota replace Franken with the Lt. Governor? What about Republican Norm Coleman who he beat by only 200 votes in the last election??

    • Eta Kozak

      I thought the people in MN will vote not the governor!

      • Libhunter

        Yet the Royalty Conyers Feels he is compelled to hand his Lordship to his son!

      • KD

        The people will vote for this lunatic’s replacement in Nov. 2018.

    • Stuart Carrol

      Because he can. A Democrat will appoint another Dem to replace as a Republican would appoint a Republican. I wonder how far left the appointee will be.

      • Visualverbs

        A democrat woman politician? It doesn’t get any farther left than that. The word fascist comes to mind (Minnefascist).

  • Linda Griffin

    Love it! Love it! Love it!

  • Victor

    Good riddance to a fraud and a liar.

    • skyhawk

      And toward that end….might I point out that Franken readily points out that some of the accusations against him are not true.
      I guess that means that he recognizes that, sometimes, women lie about this stuff.
      Gee…I wonder if that applies to Trump’s accusers?

      Second….he claims that the remaining women accusing him are simply situations that he ‘remembers differently’.
      Yeah…I don’t doubt that one bit.
      I’m sure that Jeffery Dhamer’s victims would remember their experience with him as horrific beyond description while Dhamer would remember them as ‘tender and tasty’.

      Either way…good riddance Franken, a blithering idiot who never deserved to be in the Senate in the first place!

      #stolen election

      • Disgusted Caucasian

        He’s not going anywhere.

        • IceColdLogic

          You think he’s not going to step down in the coming weeks?

          • Disgusted Caucasian

            He admitted nothing, pointed to others doing worse that himself and fell just short of calling his accusers lairs. He could have resigned today but he’s leaving the door open for when Judge Moore wins in Alabama. Frankenstein will then recant citing the presence of Roy Moore in the upper chamber as evidence that he need not resign.

          • JohnGalt11

            CORRECT. And may I say, cogently expressed. Thank you for having a brain, using it and trying to make a difference.

          • IceColdLogic

            I think they’re playing a deeper game here. The left has a well earned reputation for going to mat for their people – whether they’re guilty or not. “Only the fight matters!” So what’s different now? Why are there so many on the left demanding Franken resign? It is NOT congruent with their past behavior until you realize two things.

            First off, they’re desperate. There’s someone in the WH who might actually change the status quo. Someone with the guts to investigate and prosecute powerful politicians! Someone who’s actually trying to clean up DC?!?! They can’t have that.

            Second, they believe their best strategy for 2018 is to paint the GOP as a bunch of women haters. They can’t keep people like Lauer, Franken, Conyers, etc. and make this argument.

            I think the DNC sees this as Trump’s biggest weakness. So the narrative has to be “There’s nothing worse than those who disprespect women!” It has to be so bad that even an accusation ends a carreer! This literally has to be more important than any presumption of innocence! No quarter can be given. No mercy can be shown!

            This is their gambit. And if it requires sacrificing some pieces to properly set up… then so be it.

          • TexasDeplorable1134

            Agreed. However, the one thing they have miscalculated on. There is NO ONE worse than those that disrespect this country. Gender identity politics does not even stand a chance.

          • Dotsie Watson

            Compared to Billy Boy, JFK and RFK, they’re Choirboys.
            I Didn’t mention Teddy- He’s considered a PRO.
            Don’t forget Wilbur Mills and Walter Jenkins.

        • Letmesay

          It certainly is a wait and see situation..

        • Varangian Guard

          In the coming months…….I agree the only movement he’s making is the one after his next free lunch. He’ll be using the fine senate TP we taxpayers bought to draft it on.

          • Dotsie Watson

            Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Terry

          Unless there is more to this story, I cannot figure out why Franken is quitting.

          • Patrick Murphy

            He is quitting (or he’s saying he’s quitting) to get the heat off of him and perhaps back on Judge Moore.

        • antsey

          BINGO !!!!. He is up to no good.

    • DCBlueBlood

      Next Trump who has 20 Female accusers, one, Summer Zevos who was groped and kissed by Trump is awaiting her day in court as we speak!

      • Dotsie Watson

        Where do they find these weird names, Summer Zervos, Gloria Allred, Zephyr Teachout, etc. not to mention Ophelia Twatsomore.

        • Disgusted Caucasian

          Do not try to understand the scattered brain waves of retards. It is a pure waste of time.

        • Letmesay

          Made up names, they want a payday for their old age days…

        • kbkgman

          Ophelia Twatsomore. Love it.

      • Letmesay

        You certainly are a blue blood. But it does not make you smart…sorry

      • tophat1984

        ‘DC Blueblood’…lmao.. You know no one can take anything you say seriously with that stupid sn right?

        • Maybe they mean “Blue gum”?

          • tophat1984

            Probably..sucking up to any of our political establishments just for the sake of towing the line is an oral fixation too far. I trust you are well this holiday season?

      • Victor

        Only in your dreams , loser.

      • Varangian Guard

        Not for that though, she is claiming defamation by being called a liar. She wants reparations because she is too distraught to maintain gainful employment. Gloria is chasing that ambulance with all her might. She may want to advise her client not to show so much cleavage in the press. It’s not selling the pain and suffering angle very successfully.

        • Terry

          So, where is that Yearbook? Ken Starr had that Blue Dress. Why won’t Gloria Allred release that yearbook for Forensic Testing?

      • Terry

        To date, not one Police Report regarding Trump. Every one of these Left-Wing Plants have failed to hold ground under questioning. If Franken is being sacrificed to get at Trump, then there must be more to the story on Franken. In my view, he is guilty of “High School Pranks” grabbing girls and women, pinching butts, and kissing everything in a skirt, but that is just childish crap. What did Franken actually do that warrants kicking him out of the Democratic Party and the US Senate?

        • Barham619

          How about being an idiot? A moron maybe? Fool? Twerp? Just wondering…

          • Visualverbs

            You pathetic crybabies have the audacity to call anyone else an idiot? A moron maybe? Fool? Twerp? If you only understood what a douche you sound like. Grow up. Grow a pair. Just shut up.

      • TexasDeplorable1134

        Your an idiot.