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ecstatic

(32,653 posts)
Fri Dec 8, 2017, 08:37 PM Dec 2017

Should Gillibrand & Co reverse course on Franken, admit they rushed to judgment and ask him to stay? [View all]

Last edited Fri Dec 8, 2017, 09:11 PM - Edit history (1)

Maybe it's not too late for Gillibrand & Co to do a mea culpa, admit they rushed to judgment and make things right. Forcing someone out for political expediency is not the high ground when you really think about it. It's the low ground. And if a rethug takes the seat in 2018, women will be set back even further.


22 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
No, the optics of reversing course would be even worse than the current optics.
3 (14%)
Yes, they should immediately do a group conference and ask Franken to stay
16 (73%)
They should reverse course, but not until after the upcoming special elections in Alabama, etc
0 (0%)
They should reverse course only if Moore wins AND is accepted by repub senators
1 (5%)
Other
2 (9%)
No, because Franken is guilty as charged and resigning is the correct action
0 (0%)
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I'm afraid the damage has already been done. The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2017 #1
Agreed. The damage has already been done. democratisphere Dec 2017 #6
Too late to save either al or their own reputations😯 bagelsforbreakfast Dec 2017 #8
You can't unring this bell. TheCowsCameHome Dec 2017 #2
At this point, not immediately. Wait until the election Dec 12, Alice11111 Dec 2017 #3
Yes, but if I were Al I would tell them to go to hell! Chasstev365 Dec 2017 #4
Yes!! Everybody's afraid to have courage. No one will remember this rainin Dec 2017 #5
SHOULD she? Sure. WILL she? NO. trof Dec 2017 #7
But, good God, the optics right now are anything but positive ProudLib72 Dec 2017 #17
Yes x1000 riverwalker Dec 2017 #9
This is becoming absurd. And why is all the venom aimed at Gillibrand? Bleacher Creature Dec 2017 #10
It's not venom. She is portrayed, in the reporting that I've seen, ecstatic Dec 2017 #15
I wish. But that is never going to happen. kcr Dec 2017 #11
Too late. MineralMan Dec 2017 #12
MSNBC Mme. Defarge Dec 2017 #13
How so? ecstatic Dec 2017 #14
I think they are referring to Sam Seeder Egnever Dec 2017 #23
The only thing worse than making a mistake BootinUp Dec 2017 #16
Acceptance is coming FBaggins Dec 2017 #18
Lol. Probably bargaining ecstatic Dec 2017 #19
It could also still be anger mythology Dec 2017 #20
Sen Gilibrand will face several primary candidates with lots of funds and backing, if she CK_John Dec 2017 #21
I am beginning to suspect that this is a new kind of political theater. McCamy Taylor Dec 2017 #22
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