Al Franken To Announce Resignation Tomorrow, Democratic Official Confirms

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Update: Al Franken has responded by denying the MPR report in a tweet...

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Update: A Democratic official who has spoken to Al Franken and key aides says Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday, the official tells Minnesota Public Radio News.

The official spoke to Franken and separately to Franken's staff. A staff member told the official that Franken had gone to his Washington home to discuss his plans with family.

MPR News agreed to withhold the official's name because the official wanted to give Franken the chance to talk about his decision in his own words.

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Update: 11 Senate Democrats and DNC Chair Tom Perez have now demanded Franken's resignation and his office says in a brief e-mailed statement, Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement tomorrow, without further detail on what the announcement would be.

  • Sen. Gillibrand
  • Sen. Hirono
  • Sen. McCaskill
  • Sen. Hassan
  • Sen. Harris
  • Sen. Murray
  • Sen. Baldwin
  • Sen. Casey
  • Sen. Donnelly
  • Sen. Brown
  • Sen. Stabenow

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As we detailed earlier, following reports of more sexual misconduct allegations, Senator Al Franken is facing a revolt among his female Senate 'collegaues' as seven female senators are demanding his resignation... "let someone else serve!"

Despite his apology and genuflection, further allegation shave appeared and that appears to have been the tipping point for Franken's peers.

As Bloomberg reports, within minutes of each other, seven female senators - Senators Patty Murray of Washington, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii,  Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconisn - and three males (Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana) posted messages on Facebook and Twitter saying Franken of Minnesota must resign.

We suspect in the interst of virtue-signaling that every female Democratic Senator will quickly pile on.

"I consider Senator Franken to be a friend and have enjoyed working with him in the Senate in our shared fight to help American families," Gillibrand wrote on Facebook.


"I have been shocked and disappointed to learn over the last few weeks that a colleague I am fond of personally has engaged in behavior towards women that is unacceptable,"


"While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn’t acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve."

"Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down," Harris said in her statement.

Franken has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.

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vortmax's picture

I'm sure the new Roy Moore poll showing him expanding his lead has nothing to do with this

eclectic syncretist's picture

I'm sure the Democratic lobbyists are loving this. With women replacing men they no longer will have to provide sexual favors for bribes and extortion. Instead, all they'll have to do is smuggle in lots of shoes.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Looks like 2018 is setting up to be a women, blacks, muzzy kind of year.

Gap Admirer's picture

Yeah, be sure to resign **before** the Alabama Senate vote takes place to show that it's not about grandstanding. After the Senate election the "demands to resign" will suddenly stop.

BTW - I have no idea whether what Roy Moore did 40 years ago is true or not. But I do believe that it was at the creepy level, not heinous crimes. Not one accusation of wanting to date young, but legal age, females in the last 40 years has come out.

When I was 20 (roughly) I though that it was creepy when my best friend started perusing a 16 year old. I don't hold that over his head today. She was over the top hot and didn't know it.

Never One Roach's picture

Maybe he can "retire" instead of resigning?

I noticed his fellow Democrats have removed all the potted plants from his office.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Couldn’t happen to a nicer creep. There’s the door, asshole.

Stuck on Zero's picture

"... any mistreatment of women isn't acceptable."

Many generatons of young men were drafted and sent to war to be killed and maimed and when did the women speak up?

Joe Davola's picture

Holy Crap - my senator Bob Casey does exist outside the 6 months prior to an election!

IH8OBAMA's picture

Here is the thinking from both sides for what's going on here.

DEMOCRATS: Get Franken to resign and the Dem Governor will just appoint another Dem to his seat.  But it may put pressure on Moore to drop out of the Alabama race and help the Dem to win there.

REPUBLICANS: If Moore can get elected, then it doesn't matter if the outrage nationally is so great that he has to resign.  The Alabama Governor will appoint another Republican to the seat which is better than letting the Democrat win.  Republicans would actually rather Franken stay in office so they have a target when he comes up for re-election.


two hoots's picture

Well Al,  "how does that make you feel"?

Bush Baby's picture

Franken Furter will announce that he will step down when Moore steps down.

laser's picture

Hey Al. Sleeping on the couch lately?

jcaz's picture

Wow- this is really gonna cut into his "time to self-examine and process the pain that I have caused".......

NoBiggerX's picture

As former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards once said, the only way he (Moore) looses this thing is if he is caught in bed with a dead girl or an alive boy.

TwelveOhOne's picture

From "Fletch Lives":

Hamilton "Ham" Johnson: So tragic when this happens to somebody so young and healthy. Was she feeling alright last night?

Fletch: She felt great to me!

The Alarmist's picture

So, our pal Al is going back to showbiz where he will be free to grope at will ... wait!?!?

gildedtime's picture

Donald Trump  1


Saturday Night Live 0


Are you tired of winning yet?



Ghost of Porky's picture

Franken: "I am deeply ashamed for groping women. Today I announce that I am switching to little boys."

kralizec's picture

Telling isn't it that that proglodyte scrunt co-Senator from The Peoples Republic of Minnestupid Amy "Huh, what?" Klobuchar is silent, eh?!


They all need to go!!!

jcaz's picture

Even money that this narcissist resigns-  he's too in love with himself...... Plus he still owes for all the fake votes.....

knukles's picture

Lemme tell y'all sumptin' ....  I'm a gonna guess that .....
There's no way under the sun that Kamila Harris would not have ripped his face off physically.  I have met her and don't believe one minute that she plays a role of helpless female.  No fucking way.  And Sen Al don't mean shit to her political career.  She's been built and trained in CA.
She's joining the meetoo brigade because of her pending nomination for Democratic Presidential candidate in 2020

Now, the question before the house is; is a woman tough enough to be president if she cannot fend off a sexual predator?

Y'all know that and so do I.

Run Kamila, Run. 

Future Jim's picture

Al Franken was the vote that broke the Republican filibuster, and thus, without Al Franken, we wouldn't have Obamacare. They owe him big. If he resigns, you can bet he is getting some other big compensation.

zuuma's picture

Yes, but who does Frankenfeel owe for the trunkfull of ballots that mysteriously showed up during the recount.

He did lose to Carlson by a few hundred votes, initially.

He was cheated in, so this is just karma.

He can go back to SNL and do creepy, unfunny characters

WillyGroper's picture

casting their sins on another judas goat...same as weinstein.

now if only their bank accounts get exposed.

NoBiggerX's picture

Remind me. Who is Al Franken, and what is Obamacare? Both are corpses.

Gig 61's picture

Mark Cuban will stomp her ass.

NEOCON1's picture

Yeah Kamila, run, I'm coming for you in my snowplow, bitch!

STP's picture

Don't forget Kamiflage was the top DA in San Francisco, when Kate Stienle's killer was arrested. She is pro anything and anti-everything

Bay Area Guy's picture

Nope. George Gascon has been the DA for that entire fiasco. Harris went from DA to CA Attorney General before the Senate seat.

She’s done shit in all three posts.

farflungstar's picture

A nigger female President?

By and large nigger females are the dumbest and most useless part of our American society. Unless it's popping out welfare niglets with multiple baby daddies.

Even the supposed "smart" ones are dumb as shit. I live in NYC and know my fair share of overhyped titsona broads who think they are just God's Gift to the world.

I think 8 years of Obama, plus BLM violence gave everyone nigger fatigue - not saying you're wrong - a nigger on the ticket is the only way they will get off their asses to vote.


Z-Boy's picture

No way this clown will resign.  I would like to know how he got in, in the first place. A SNL reject, he's not funny he's pathetic.

Future Jim's picture

Women are better (for the NWO) because they are genetically programmed to be more conformist. As we evolved, any woman whose genetically programmed behavior got her kicked out of the tribe would have died; whereas, a man had a good shot at surviving if kicked out.

WillyGroper's picture

that's why it's specifically stated all thru the A21 documents to target them..

MrPalladium's picture

In Gorrilla and chimpanze tribes, males can leave and usually join another tribe as long as the male submits to the dominant male. Females who leave and attempt to move to another tribe are usually killed, usually by the females she attempts to join

Jim in MN's picture

"and changing my name from Stuart Smalley to Jack Handy."

nmewn's picture

I happened to notice Senator Feinstein's name is NOT on the list  ;-)

ipso_facto's picture

'I happened to notice Senator Feinstein's name is NOT on the list  ;-)'

'She' is not a woman.

StychoKiller's picture

Hmm, do Lizard People have male/female parts?  :>D

STP's picture

Naah, in between moral outrage and anything anti-American that appeals to her at the moment, Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein too busy counting the hundreds of millions of dollars her Hubby, brings in.  It must be nice to be connected.


On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband’s real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms

Dianne Feinstein's husband wins near-billion dollar California 'high speed rail' contract

Feinstein’s husband, Richard C. Blum, is chairman of C.B. Richard Ellis, or CBRE, the real estate firm hired in 2011 to serve as the exclusive agent to the Postal Service, selling facilities from post offices to plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars.





Mr Hankey's picture

Serious question. What is more 'murican than Diane Feinstein?The dumb goyim 56% in flyover country who sacrifice their own children for her tribe's interests? 

HRClinton's picture

Re "Franken: "I am deeply ashamed for groping women. Today I announce that I am switching to little boys."

He can't do that! He's not a Catholic Priest or sports coach!

Here is some vintage Al Franken on SNL, talking about his favorite topic: Al Franken.

Sanity Bear's picture

The carefree attitude of American women towards overseas adventurism will change only when war is not an optional thing they can dabble in, or not, as they choose.

FORD_FIESTA's picture

True, equality works both ways, or it does not work. Institute a Draft, no deferments ever. 18 to 30, Male and Female, and you have 3 years to give or go spend the time in Prison.

Retired Guy's picture

No thanks- no draft.  The draft was like slavery with combat potential as an added bonus. I don't wish that on anybody.

Socratic Dog's picture

Point is, it would (probably) end military adventurism forever.

CaptainObvious's picture

There aren't enough upvotes in the entire fucking world for this.

nmewn's picture

"I don't recall the events my accusers are talking about. However, in the interests of not allowing the public to find out who else has been ridin dirty and paying off the victims with the taxpayers money, I hereby resign. Cuz it's just a lot more fun using other people's money."  ;-)

Bay of Pigs's picture

Weiner, Weinstein, Spacey, Lauer, Rose, Franken, Conyers, the list is getting longer and longer. So when do Podesta and Biden take the fall? Maybe even the Homo in Chief Barry O?

One can dream...

nmewn's picture

I hear ya. 

Say, I wonder if Franken will endorse somebody to take his place like Conyers did. He's a comedian so maybe Ronald McDonald  ;-)