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Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 7 12:57:22 2017

Tell me they would have forced this if Minnesota had a Republican Governor.

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The Hill's 12:30 report:

Al Franken (D-Minn.) just announced that he is resigning his Senate seat over allegations of groping and sexual misconduct. On the allegations: Franken said some of the allegations against him are "simply not true" and that others he remembers differently. The big line -- timing of his resignation: "Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate." He also said: "I am proud that in my time in the Senate I have used my power to be a champion for women." http://bit.ly/2jqlyGJ

This was a bold line: "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." http://bit.ly/2BTyegE

On his future: "I may be resigning my seat but I am not giving up my voice." He says he will remain an activist. http://bit.ly/2j0lW1z

From the room: "The room was silent after Franken finished speaking. His party lined up to shake his hand and hug him. Several of the female Democratic senators who had called for his resignation wiped their eyes." (From The Guardian's Lauren Gambino) http://bit.ly/2AlESzp

Tidbit after his announcement: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) "at end of Franken speech: I gave him a big hug and told him I loved him and thanked him for what he's done." (From Fox's Chad Pergram) http://bit.ly/2jr7GvD

Watch Franken's announcement: Here's the video: http://bit.ly/2jr698R

How many women have accused Franken: Eight. http://bit.ly/2jqNQ3P

Colleagues turned quickly: More than 30 Democratic senators called for Franken to step down. http://bit.ly/2BJoPHO

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 13:23:06 2017, in response to Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 7 12:57:22 2017.

How many women have accused trump? 20 related to one (the Access Hollywood tape) incident, plus many others.

How many women have accused moore? Nine, most were underage when it happened.

The Democratic Party is taking this seriously, to the point of weeding out people who really should have been able to weather and survive ethics inquiries and the likely resulting censures.

Harrassment and assault of underage girls is CRIMINAL. Both moore and trump have been involved in incidents involving underage girls, moore with now publicaly known multiple individuals.

Where are moore's and trump's resignations?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by Allan on Thu Dec 7 14:16:18 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 13:23:06 2017.

"Where are moore's and trump's resignations? "

Moore hasn't been elected yet so he can't resign and Dolt45 won't resign over "fake news".

Just remember - Al Frankin had the strength of character to at least admit that he did wrong. Moore and Dolt45 have denied that they did anything.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 7 14:55:23 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 13:23:06 2017.

The Democrats are doing what in chess is called a gambit.

They are giving up a pawn (Franken) in the hope of looking pure as the driven snow so they can do exactly what you're calling for.

This secure in the knowledge that a Democrat governor will appoint another Democrat to Franken's seat.



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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 7 14:56:11 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by Allan on Thu Dec 7 14:16:18 2017.

Al Franken was trapped and he knew it.


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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Dec 7 15:02:55 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by Allan on Thu Dec 7 14:16:18 2017.

Moore can drop out of the race.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 7 15:19:24 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Dec 7 15:02:55 2017.

He shouldn't, If he wins, he will win with the electorate having full knowledge of the unadjudicated charges against him.

Franken couldn't say that but, as you will note, I didn't want him to resign either.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 15:45:26 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Dec 7 15:02:55 2017.

Yep. Resign his candidacy. It's been done before. Depending on the state and party rules, they can replace the candidate. See "Thomas Eagleton" for a resigned cqndidate writ large.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 15:52:47 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 7 14:55:23 2017.

Which holds the seat for two years. We all know that Fraken would cruise to relection barring all of this and even with, as his scheduled reelection is 2020. There will now be a special election in 2018 and a non-Franken candidate could turn it into an open seatelection. MN is somewhat swingstateish. So it may not be the wisest thing long term.

So where's moore's and trump's resignations?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 16:45:24 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 15:52:47 2017.

Who is Fraken, moron?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by ftgreeneg on Thu Dec 7 18:15:41 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 15:52:47 2017.

'So where's moore's and trump's resignations?'

When hell freezes over. The elephant party chooses party over integrity and morals.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 18:35:27 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by ftgreeneg on Thu Dec 7 18:15:41 2017.

Obviously. Shows the need for a different Congress.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by R2Chinatown on Thu Dec 7 18:48:56 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by Allan on Thu Dec 7 14:16:18 2017.

Actually, if you listened to his speech today you would have heard Al Franken say that you should believe the women but he denies the charges.

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Re: Franken MAY Resign. Stealing the election can't last forever

Posted by orange blossom special on Thu Dec 7 19:21:27 2017, in response to Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 7 12:57:22 2017.

Listening to his speech didn't say he resigned. Text won't change his words that easily.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by ftgreeneg on Thu Dec 7 19:26:34 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 18:35:27 2017.

Iawtp

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 19:56:26 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by ftgreeneg on Thu Dec 7 19:26:34 2017.

You would.

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Re: Franken MAY Resign. Stealing the election can't last forever

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 20:57:38 2017, in response to Re: Franken MAY Resign. Stealing the election can't last forever, posted by orange blossom special on Thu Dec 7 19:21:27 2017.

He did say he would. Just not immediately. Most expect at the end of the session. Will trump? Moore?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Thu Dec 7 22:12:12 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 13:23:06 2017.

Are you a judge with proof that this happened?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Thu Dec 7 22:15:29 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 13:23:06 2017.

answer NONE TO BE FOUND

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 22:24:54 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by BILLBKLYN on Thu Dec 7 22:12:12 2017.

You're saying these women don't deserve to see the crimes against them ejudicated? They don't deserve their day in court? Why?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Thu Dec 7 22:45:46 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 18:35:27 2017.

Has ANYONE ever thought that MAYBE Franken actually did it and he knew it was tge right thing to do?

And MAYBE DJT didn't do ANYTHING, therefore he has nothing to resign over.

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Re: Franken MAY Resign. Stealing the election can't last forever

Posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 22:51:09 2017, in response to Re: Franken MAY Resign. Stealing the election can't last forever, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 20:57:38 2017.

He also said that he didn't do what he's accused of. So tell us. Who is lying, the half dozen or so women who alleged that he groped and molested them or Franken?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Thu Dec 7 23:00:14 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 22:24:54 2017.

Statute. Of. Limitations.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 23:11:53 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 22:24:54 2017.

No, idiot. If they file a timely report of a crime they deserve to have it ADJUDICATED

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 23:28:12 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by BILLBKLYN on Thu Dec 7 23:00:14 2017.

Doesn't apply to some of the most serious crimes. Child molesting is a very serious crime.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by ftgreeneg on Thu Dec 7 23:32:18 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 19:56:26 2017.

Yes proudly. Congress has been useless with the partisan BS for years. Party over country.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 23:33:04 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 23:11:53 2017.

What is "timely" for a class A felony? Some crimes do not have limitations.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 23:35:23 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 23:33:04 2017.

I get suspicious when they wait 30 or 40 years. How about you?


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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 23:37:30 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 23:35:23 2017.

Not at all. For the longest times, chanrges such as thse were summarily dismissed. It is only very recently this has finally changed.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 23:39:08 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 23:37:30 2017.

Liar. Prove that Roy Moore was charged 30 or 40 years ago and charges were dismissed.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Dec 8 00:15:08 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 23:28:12 2017.

[citation needed]

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Dec 8 00:25:39 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 23:33:04 2017.

What class A felony?

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Fri Dec 8 03:29:39 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Dec 8 00:15:08 2017.

Not only that, each state has its own statue of limitations.

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Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him

Posted by bingbong on Fri Dec 8 07:26:14 2017, in response to Re: Franken Resigns. Democrats Line Up to Hug and Grope Him, posted by R2ChinaTown on Thu Dec 7 23:39:08 2017.

I'm not allowing you to twist what I said.

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Re: Franken MAY Resign. Stealing the election can't last forever

Posted by orange blossom special on Fri Dec 8 11:15:50 2017, in response to Re: Franken MAY Resign. Stealing the election can't last forever, posted by bingbong on Thu Dec 7 20:57:38 2017.

Never said he would. Left the door open. Link the speech, and I'll find the timestamp.

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