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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:58 AM

At least 38 senators call on Al Franken to resign

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Reply At least 38 senators call on Al Franken to resign (Original post)
yuiyoshida Dec 7 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 7 #1
dhol82 Dec 7 #2
dhill926 Dec 7 #3
yuiyoshida Dec 7 #4
dhol82 Dec 7 #6
secondwind Dec 7 #5
Rhiannon12866 Dec 7 #7
wisteria Dec 7 #8
janterry Dec 7 #12
still_one Dec 7 #9
3catwoman3 Dec 7 #10
MFM008 Dec 7 #11
Bengus81 Dec 7 #13

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:03 AM

1. Now they're just piling on.

Nobody wants to be the last to hop on the bandwagon, I guess.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:04 AM

2. Does anybody know what started this cascade?

Really have a problem with a senator that is a major progressive stalwart suddenly becoming a suspected ‘person of interest.’
What precipitated this explosion of negative animosity?
There had to be something.
Anybody have a clue?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:08 AM

3. Good questions...

never seen anything like this...

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:09 AM

4. for all we know it could be

Russian Trolls... or Trump trolls...who are these people suddenly remembering that they were groped?

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:11 AM

6. Yup.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:10 AM

5. This is breaking my heart.

😫

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Response to secondwind (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:14 AM

7. Mine, too. He really has been extraordinary.

I sure hope he stays.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:29 AM

8. I think a Gillibrand and Schumer have been planing this as a Strategy against Republicans.

Gillibrand, had an op-ed today, calling for other Senators to speak out. And, then they shamed the women into going along. I really dislike Gillibrand. She is grandstanding with this, and checking her power. Fuck her.

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Response to wisteria (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:37 AM

12. If this is to get at Republicans

It won't work, IMO.

Also, conflating what he did to what others have done is wrong. It will backlash against women (again, jmo)

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:33 AM

9. A good number of those Senators did not ask Bill Clinton to resign when several women came forward

accusing him of sexual assault. One in fact even accused him of rape.

While the alleged behavior that Al Franken is being accused of is inappropriate, it sure didn't rise to the same level that Al Franken is being accused of, so it begs the question, why won't they even allow the ethics investigation to proceed, but instead want Franken to resign, while they didn't ask the same thing of Bill Clinton.

Sorry, but the excuse, "I evolved on the issue" does compute

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:35 AM

10. I am heartsick.

This feels like a dragged out version of election night - watching one by one as the blue wall states fell, waiting and waiting for some sort of reversal that never came.

While I hope Senator Franken does not resign, I will understand if he does. To have over half your colleagues not even be willing to stand with you while the ethics hearing plays out must feel like abandonment. How agonizing it would be to walk back into the senate chamber knowing people who you thought were friends want you gone. I would feel so betrayed.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:47 AM

11. We sure stick together

They think after Franken resigns they will have free reign to criticize maggot and Moore.
It won't matter at all.
We will get nothing of benefit.
We have our moral superiority to
Keep us warm while the pussy grabbers
Write the bills to destroy everything we believe it.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:57 AM

13. Wait until some the "Gang of 38" hits some kind of ethics charge....

I'll be the first to call for their immediate resignation. No hearings,no truth no nothing,that Dem needs to resign by the next morning. I'll give them the same courtesy they gave Franken.



Here's 32 of them

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/al-franken-replacement/index.html

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