Senator Al Franken Officially Confirms His Resignation In Senate Speech

Tyler Durden's picture

Update (11:55AM EST): After weeks of speculation, the #MeToo movement has just claimed its latest conquest with Senator Al Franken of Minnesota officially confirming his resignation on the Senate floor.

“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”

Of course, Franken's resignation came only after he once again denied the validity of the allegations against him saying "some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember differently."

It's unclear if Franken recalls this picture "differently"...


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Yesterday, following the "retirement" of John Conyers (D-MI), the chants for Senator Al Franken to follow suit reached a fevered pitch on the suggestion that anything less would simply be racist.  The chaos gradually escalated throughout the day with Minnesota Public Radio eventually "confirming" that Franken would resign today...a confirmation that Franken subsequently denied (we covered the chaos here). 

Now, The Hill is seemingly once again "confirming" an imminent resignation by reporting that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton would likely tap Lt. Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken should he choose to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Alas, the back and forth suspense over Franken's future in the Senate has nearly come to an end as he is set to deliver a speech on the Senate floor at 11:45AM EST.

So what say you?  Will Franken remain defiant amid growing calls for his resignation or step down in disgrace?  Tune in below to find out...

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aloha_snakbar's picture

Has he groped anyone yet today?

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Pelosi..over the bra, under the diaper

God Emperor's picture
Calls for his resignation why?

Because he dipped his pecker in some democrat slut years ago?

Those liberal sluts are always asking for it, damn hippies.

Model Abbey Lee Kershaw Leaked Nudes

Joe Davola's picture

Rooting for him to go...

Bud Dwyer.

InjectTheVenom's picture

Later shitbag !!

Drain The Swamp.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Don't be a Pussy Al, hang in there.  Fight it.  That would be more fun in the long run to see them pick you apart.

ACP's picture

Bet he resigns only after all the votes in Dec.

ACP's picture

So will he change his mind (as well as all the dems telling him to step down) after Moore wins?

Joe Davola's picture

IH80 described the politics exactly yesterda - he resigns, democratic governor of Minnesota appoints a DFL to the seat.  Converse of that is:  Moore wins, resigns some time next year and the republican governor appoints a R to the seat there.  This is why every election matters.

knukles's picture

We've lost the second Lion of the Senate.
The first was Teddy Kennedy


Anybody but me see a pattern of really disgusting unacceptable behavior by Democrats?

Now, let's move along from the abuse of "mature women" to that of the kids, the pedophilia

BullyBearish's picture

franken stein...uplugged A$$HOLE

Mr. Universe's picture

I'm thinking this will give Mn. a chance to send a Muslim to the Senate.

IH8OBAMA's picture

Good riddance.  Take the other 99 with you.


Bay of Pigs's picture

Podesta, Alefantis, Brock...

May they all burn in hell.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Know anyone that lives near the Getty Museum with a camera?

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Couldn't land a decent looking woman Al (check out his wife Franny Bryson)?  So you had to go out groping attractive women who wouldn't give you the time of day much less get in bed with you.  Too bad shitbag.  You weren't funny in comedy, but the last laugh is on you!!!

ACP's picture

And...just like a predicted yesterday, is being replaced by a far left woman, the LG of MN.

Moe Howard's picture

Female communist coup d'état?

HowdyDoody's picture

Female politicos will only feel safe when all politicos are female.

Nobody For President's picture

Why does Minnesota even GET two Senators?

Carl Spackler's picture

He has NOT resigned! Read his speech... he said he MAY announce that he is resigning.

It’s a P.R. Stunt designed to influence the Roy Moore election.

He then went on to berate the women accusing him of sexual harassment.

It’s all b.s. designed to obfuscate.

After Moore wins, he will not be resigning.

nunyabidnez's picture

Yep, they’re gonna run Moore out if he wins, that’s the whole Franken freak show.

Bring the Gold's picture

I'm just glad we have standards in America. Groping and forced kissing of adult women is unacceptable. Banging underage teens is awesome though! Go Roy Moore!

Bring the Gold's picture

Look fuck Franken, but if he goes Roy Moore shouldn't even be running. I'd like to see all these stupid fucks get shit canned. I'm delighted to see Franken get the public humiliation he deserves but people somehow supporting Roy Moore and castigating Franken are the biggest sort of partisan hypocrites.

Mr. Universe's picture

Failed basic reading comprehension and critical thinking did we?

Franken, admitted his transgressions and has been proven with real evidence.

Moore has denied all allegations and shown evidence is fake, that some had an ax to grind with Moore over legal matters, that some accusers are lying and/or have been paid for "coming forward" .

Same thing right?

Yog Soggoth's picture

That, and even his accusers say he never had sex with any of them. This one is stupid.

Bring the Gold's picture

Lol keep telling yourselves that. I love how trusting people are and deliciously partisan. Bunch of fucking rubes.

WOAR's picture

Anyone remember those allegations against Hermann Cain? You know, the black republican with the 9.99 plan? I can't seem to remember how those allegations played out after he dropped out of the race...

I wonder why.

You are an idiot if you think any of this matters, true or false. Dems are simply being hoisted by their own virtue signaling petard, and Republicans are increasingly dropping religion and demanding economic results. They no longer care if Roy Moore was after younger girls - it was the 70's, a free love future, flower girls were everywhere, etc. You are witnessing the transformation of politics - Dems are the new prudes, and Republicans are the vanguards of vulgarity.

Vulgar wins, every time. Welcome to the Culture WOAR.

Richard Whitney's picture

There are photos of Franken, and several identified women, including a former congressional aise.

WaPo manufactured slander against Moore, and Gloria Allred is avoiding questions because the yearbook was a forgery.

And you think these items are equal evidence?

Then, Congratulations!

Nancy Pelosi would like to niminate you to the Supreme Court.


loves the truth's picture

Expain where all this sexual harrasment came from all of a sudden???

I say the Zionist communists demoinasers created it so they can go after Trump.

They sacrafised their own, plus all the Hollywood whack jobs to use the same thing against Moore and Trump

BarkingCat's picture

I suspect it is quite the opposite.

All that data collected by the NSA and other intel agencies is being used to drain the swamp covertly.

Bring the Gold's picture

I agree. Just one HALF of the swamp. The bad half, the Dem half. Bringing in Deep State operatives who basically invented the Deep State like Ollie North puts the lie. But all you sweet innocent people keep believing that Trump is good and the republicans are good. They have the helm and what have they done so far? What are their future plans? I'm excited. 2018 will be for partisan republicans what 2016 was for partisan Dems. All you chuckle fucks will have a rude awakening. Turns out it's class warfare of the ultra wealthy on everyone else and stupid idiots like Roy Moore supporters will learn that the hard way.

I recognize some of you support fascist theocracy and I actually give props to all the Storm front types who own it. At least you know what you're voting for and what you want. People who don't hold those values getting duped yet again is just hilarious. Someday you guys will wake up bereft of what you thought you'd get and you will see all your perceived "enemies" are nowhere near the levers of power and all the guys you thought were on your side will laugh as they zip up while you lay on your chest bent over the barrel wondering what happened.

onewayticket2's picture



10 years of zero wage growth

Hillary losing and women left out after a decade long buildup

Harvey Weinstein sparked it all.



Steve Bannon.

nmewn's picture

"...and as I step aside I'd like to take this opportunity to recommend another famous comedian to take my place, Bozo the Clown (D)."  ;-)

Mr. Universe's picture

He did a good job playing himself in "Trading Places". Perhaps he needs a slow boat ride to Africa along with Beeks. Then again, I think he is taking one for the team here as he is a protected chosenite as evidenced by him getting the "Jew call" to get out on 9/11.

Bring the Gold's picture

Can you explain the getting out on 9/11? Curious about this link also Nmewn is a big believer in the official story so...

Mr. Universe's picture

Read Franken's book, it's in there. Satire is it? Perhaps, or just another way they tell you what happened without really telling you.

nmewn's picture

WTF are you talking about you lying sack of shit...the "official story" didn't say anything about Saudi prince's funding the attack.

I DID!!!

Try to pay attention and you won't look like a fucking retarded useful idiot Truther.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

No worries nmew!...

The Tribe "won" 16+ years and counting!... It was a team effort by the "usual suspects" which are ethnically unbiased as long as they all use the same "printing press"!

And just like 16 years ago, IT'S TIME TO DANCE (!

Might as well broadcast a HAPPY NEW YEAR where we're headed... Because what we're seeing the U.S. DoD and the IOF - Israeli Offense Force doing we may not be doin too much celebrating at the end of 3 weeks!!!

Dick Buttkiss's picture

Better to let The Swamp dry up on is own by leaving town. We can then return later to visit it as one vast monument to the evils of empire and the very existence of the nation state.

Meanwhile, and as always, the state can kiss my ass.

BabaLooey's picture


Bye piece of SHIT


Endgame Napoleon's picture

Al’s flippant comment favoring unlicensed momma insurance navigators who [do NOT meet their quotas], likely because of mom-gang excused absenteeism, greatly annoyed me. This undermines all of the people who pay the state for licensing and jump through tons of recurring testing and cost hoops and then are often restricted to straight-commission pyramid sales with sporadic pay, expenses no benefits.

But it is hypocritical to diss Franken while defending other men guilty of jocular, silly sex antics in workplaces that are often anything but professional across the board—VERY much including the workplaces dominated by WOMEN. Moms in most workplaces are doing incredible things, like taking whole mornings, whole afternoons, whole days and whole weeks off beyond PTO and multiple pregnancy leaves with zero repercussions because of their back-watching cliques.

I have had deeply unprofessional moms do everything to bully me out the door from singing a mocking song about me in a training class to a so-called manager telling me the prize for her baby-mommy-look-alike-bulletin-board-decorating contest in her den of frequently absentee financial services mom workers was to “get [me] down in the floor and smear Vaseline all over my shiny, exfoliated face.”

Women are [total near-100% hypocrites] on the issue of professionalism in workplaces—[bold] hypocrites who get away with it because they can afford to work for beans due to spousal income, child support that covers rent or free rent, free groceries, monthly cash assistance, free electricity and tax-welfare checks called child tax credits between $3,400 and $6,318.

Because of that unearned income for womb productivity, they can work for less. They are also allowed to overtly discriminate, staffing with nearly 100% back-watching moms and taking turns taking a ton of time off when they aren’t overlapping in their absenteeism. They let the few non moms keep their numbers up before churning them.

They also often work part time to stay below the income limits for welfare. This drives wages and hours down for people with just earned-only income to cover all household bills. People like Al Franken favor this jacked-up, unfair system that creates a ton of arrogant-to-the-max, unprofessional workplaces full of moms who are above criticism due to their womb productivity, not their work productivity. They outnumber the men joking around about sex 95 to 1 in most of the workplaces I have seen.

Bring the Gold's picture

The only people I blame more than women for our circumstances are poor people of color, the disabled and the elderly.

I'm always astonished when people blame actual politicians, bankers, ceos and the like. Give me a fucking break! The people who control the levers of power and craft legislation being responsible for our current state? That's insane. It's obvious to any neutral observer that illegal immigrants and women are to blame.

The only way to fix things at this point is to get more money to the top 0.0001%. Trickle down didn't work because we needed to give even more to the job creators so they can create Chinese prisons.

Point is I'm not so stupid as to blame the wealthy and powerful. It's obvious welfare recipients are the ones to blame. They rarely vote and have almost zero impact on policy and the economy as a whole. I'm just very excited to see others catching on that it's people on the margins of society that are responsible and definitely not ultra wealthy people in $20,000 suits. Good on you bro you've seen through the grand illusion!

True Blue's picture

Hell yes. Hope the unfunny little ball of excrement 'brown bags' it.

For those who haven't seen that one: Corrupt scumbag R. Budd Dwyer eats his lunch.

And: Another one bites the dust...


forexskin's picture

sorry but Dwyer was shown after the fact to be innocent. his suicide was tragic and only God can forgive that, but no one walked in his shoes but him - he was handed a shit sandwich by a scumbag prosecutor.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

Bud was set up. He was not a bad guy, he just refused to play ball with powerful, connected people, so they made an example out of him. Bud didn't kill himself because he dreaded prison {he had a strong character}, he suicide'd because they destroyed his name and reputation. If you are expecting that level of integrity from Al Franken, you are in for a long wait.

boattrash's picture

Well, do you think he'll down a bottle of poison like this honorable man did?...didn't think so.

hongdo's picture

Agree.  I sympathize with him as he was only juvenile and crude - not like anyone on ZH I'm sure as we ae all gentleman in starched shirts.  But he showed himself as a coward to resign and this will set expectations that you will regret.

Again the old rule:  "Fool, you trusted me."  So who do you trust?