Al Franken made his first public appearance since resigning in disgrace from the Senate amidst sexual misconduct allegations, and he says he’s considering running for office again. The comment came during an interview with CBS Minnesota’s Esme Murphy, who asked if Franken would ever consider running for office again. In case you’ve forgotten, not all Congressional Democrats were even on board with the calls for Franken’s resignation following allegations of groping and unwanted kissing surfacing at the end of 2017.
I seriously doubt a Republican who resigned amidst credible accusations of sexual misconduct from eight women would score a light-hearted interview with any news network, or be asked whether or not they’d give public office another shot. “Well, see, if I say anything there you will put it in the story. I don’t know. I haven’t ruled it out, and I haven’t ruled it in,” Franken said.
The question came after Franken thanked the network for warmly welcoming him in. “That means a lot to me. It was very moving for me. It was very gratifying. I put my heart in the job,” Franken said. “I miss the whole job. I loved that job, I loved the job as Senator. It was very meaningful for me and bittersweet, I would like to still be there,” he added.
When Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore faced sexual misconduct allegations, the voters in deep-Red Alabama did something they seldom ever do and voted for the Democrat instead. When Franken resigns in disgrace, Democrats ask when he’s coming back.
Aren’t Democrats the ones that claim to be the champions of women? For all their talk, it’s noticeable that the majority of those taken down in the “#MeToo” era have leaned left. I guess Franken’s fans think he’ll be on his best behavior a second time around? Who knows, but hopefully the voters of Minnesota aren’t willing to give that a try.
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