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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:44 PM

41. Gillibrand.

Franken did himself in.

Instead of fighting to clear his name, instead of letting this go to the Ethics Committee, he chose a different path.

He embarked upon a strategy of incessant apologizing and repeatedly telling everyone how “ashamed” he was.

“Sorry.” “Ashamed.” Over and over and over, nearly to the point of groveling.

He went this route quickly and it was over for him just as quickly, only a matter of time until he was gone. Whatever his colleagues did after that was set in motion by Franken himself.

For whatever reason, he decided to put himself in the weakest possible position when the allegations came forward. He gave himself absolutely no chance to stay and fight and clear his name. None.

We have another Democrat in his seat, and from all I’ve read about her, she should be a great Senator.

It’s a shame that Franken, who was always a tough and effective fighter when it came to policy and nominations, didn’t give himself that same fighting effort. He simply surrendered out of the gate.

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