Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced Thursday he would resign “in the coming weeks” from the Senate after his support among Democrats crumbled.
Franken has gone from being a Saturday Night Live Hero and champion of the Left to being an untouchable political goat.
“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, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” Mr. Franken said.
“Some of the allegations against me are simply not true,” Mr. Franken said. “Others I remember very differently.”
They are true but remembered differently? What about the true ones remembered the same? He denies there are any of those.
“I know in my heart, nothing that I have done as a senator, nothing, has brought dishonor on this institution, and I am confident that the Ethics Committee would agree,” he said.
The accusations against Mr. Franken include an episode of forcible kissing on a U.S.O. tour before he was elected and several allegations that he groped women as he posed with them for photographs.
That's quite less than the charges against Roy. Moore, the Republican nominee for an Alabama Senate seat special election. Moore is accused of sexually molesting teenagers. Republicans have generally embraced Moore for his "Christian values". Moore denies the charges.
Franken says he will continue to be a “champion” for women outside of the US Senate.
Saturday Night Live
Here is one of my favorite "Stuart Smalley" episodes.
"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."
Not any more.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock