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Rush Limbaugh Speculates Al Franken Will Reverse Resignation if Roy Moore Wins

After dozens of congressional Democrats coordinated calls for his resignation, Senator Al Franken promised to resign earlier today. Ironically enough, he branded himself a “champion of women” at his resignation speech that follows numerous public allegations of sexual misconduct.

At another point in his self-serving speech, he attacked President Donald Trump (because why not?), stating “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.”

There’s also some irony in a grown man using a kindergarten-level argument of “but so-and-so did worse.”

Franken also claimed some of the women were lying (contradicting previous comments), and that his resignation would officially come within the next few weeks. Clearly, Democrats in the Senate still believe they need him for something. That only made it more bizarre when Franken was half-heartedly apologetic in the speech, conveying a message of “I’m very sorry for this thing I definitely didn’t do that I admitted to doing a few days ago.”

He also reiterated the point that women need to be listened and believed.

You can give his disgrace of a resignation speech below:

Franken left us with this: “What I want you to know is that even today, even on the worst day of my political life, I feel like it’s all been worth it.”

The rest of us certainly don’t.

Liberal pundits are already out there praising Franken for “taking responsibility,” which is a pathetic hurdle to clear to earn respect. Committing a horrendous crime and taking responsibility for your misbehavior doesn’t make an honorable person – and in the case of Franken, he did deny certain accusations made against him.

Popular radio host Rush Limbaugh has a theory for why Franken went out kicking and screaming. And it’s not a good one. Listen to the audio below from his show today:

Here’s what Rush said in full:

Well, maybe we will. What if the Roy Moore election happens, regardless of the outcome, and what if Franken — and, by the way, he’s entirely capable of this. After September 12th, the Roy Moore election; so forth and so on. If Roy Moore wins, I can see Franken saying, “You know what? You know what? After this, I’m not leaving. I retract my resignation. If the Senate’s gonna seat this clown, there’s no reason I should be quitting here. This is outrageous.” I wouldn’t be surprised whatsoever.

One Twitter commenter summed it up like this:

Yup, pretty much.

It looks more and more like this resignation speech was a cynical move to bait Republicans into ditching Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, should he win his race this coming Tuesday.

If Moore wins, and is confirmed as a senator, Franken will have every excuse in the world to reverse his resignation.

This is a nasty game of chicken that uses the choice of voters as some kind of cynical club lawmakers can use to bash the other side with.

If Democrats are indeed trying to pull a fast one, let’s hope voters see through their devious tricks.

What do you think? Is Franken’s resignation just a ploy to take down Moore, and ultimately President Trump? Will Franken reverse his position? Tell us your thoughts below!

Matt

Matt is the co-founder of Unbiased America and a freelance writer specializing in economics and politics. He’s been published in The American Thinker, Rare, The Foundation for Economic Education, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, and National Review. He is the author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left. Follow him on Twitter at @MattPalumbo12.

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  • I do NOT believe Franken will resign. It will take the ethics committee to get rid of him if at all......

    • Trump's current mistress is Melania. Unlike you leftists who force yourself off on women whenever no one is looking......... or you think they aren't!

  • "The second step is to call the GOP the party of woman haters, the day after Roy Moore is elected. And tie Donald Trump to other sexual predators in the GOP."

    Tie him? Can you believe you own ears? He exalted in that title. Remember when he described going into women's dressing rooms in the Miss Universe pageant?

    Just for curiosity, what is the name of his current mistress?

  • I don't buy it.

    Dems believed they could resurrect the "War on Women" ploy, based on the sexual harassment & abuse revelations. Jackie Speier was the cat's paw. And the WaPo "expose" on Moore was a shot across the bow. But it has affected so many Dems and Left-Libs that it can't work.

    Unless . . . Unless the Dems commit to cleaning house and Republicans don't. Tossing Franken & Conyers to the she-wolves was the first step.

    The second step is to call the GOP the party of woman haters, the day after Roy Moore is elected. And tie Donald Trump to other sexual predators in the GOP.

    If Franken reverses course, then the Dem strategy is blown to he\\: the public will include that all powerful, rich, famous, influential men face the temptation; and the less accountable they become, the more likely they give in. Democrats, Republicans, doesn't matter.

  • Valid 'theorizing'! I wondered when Franken made his lame proclamation why it (the resignation) was to be somewhere along the line (like in a few weeks). Makes perfect sense now that it's pointed out that he wants the privilege of retracting it based on what might happen in Moore's case.

  • Certainly the same standard should be applied to both Democrat and Republican public servants.

    If groping is bad for Al it should be bad for Don. It should even be applied to the man accused by Anita Hill.

    • The difference, David, is that in Franken's case the sexual improprieties are clear and undeniable, while in Moore's case they remain nothing but accusations. You do see a difference, don't you? (or are you simply a half brain-dead sycophant of the left?)

      • "Clear" as in a photograph of Al standing two feet away from a sleeping woman with his hands in the air, clearly not touching anything?
        Other than that, women, that Moore said he had never met, were able to produce hand written documents given to them by Moore and signed by him. Which you conveniently ignore.
        Is there a difference? Where I come from, we protect children from pedophiles. How about you?

  • Note to Senator Gilibrand and other female Senators: Get rid of this jerk NOW or your demand has not been met.
    As one commenter has already noted, Trump did not do what Franken just lied about.
    Franken cheated to "win" his Senate seat in his first election, with several hundred Democrat ballots "found" in someone's car trunk two weeks AFTER the election He cheated Norm Coleman out of his reelection victory, and has no character nor ethics.

  • One less FAKE Republican... At least Trump is pushing the US in the right direction. From what I saw, Al fought him all the way.....and.. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST....and another one

  • Watch. The Democrats are going to use Franken resigning as a bludgeon to go after Donald Trump. They lose Franken, WE lose Trump. Does THAT sound like a fair trade to YOU...?

  • i wouuldn't be surprsed at what Rush is saying. Those Dems do have devious , evil minds. it just seems to easy, him giving up with no due process don't you?

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