Just a quick response to Al Franken’s brief, dignified Senate floor statement announcing his plans to resign:I thought he did himself and Minnesota proud, and I wish him well in what he implied would be continuing career as an activist for causes in which he believes.Some people will be bothered by the fact that he didn’t go beyond his previous comments about what he recalls doing and not doing in the instances in which he has been accused of improper touching and kissing of women without...
You can get the D.C. Memo delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Sign up here.This week in Washington, Sen. Al Franken resigned over allegations he groped and forcibly kissed women, officially ending Congress’ sexual misconduct problem once and for all.
Hours after a story appeared Wednesday morning describing a seventh allegation of sexual misconduct by Sen. Al Franken, a group of at least 12 Democrats in the Senate, led by several women, have called on Franken to resign his seat. The chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, has said Franken should step down, too.Politico reported the story of a former Democratic congressional aide who said Franken attempted to forcibly kiss her in 2006 after a taping of Franken’s radio show.
Ahead of Dayton's announcement tomorrow, read me on the backlash from Minnesota Dems (and even Rs) who are angry & upset over the way Al Franken was ousted from the Senate -- and how it could impact 2018
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