Summary: ‘ By pushing Franken to resign, Democrats believed they could might possibly “clean the slate,” clarify their position on sexual misconduct and draw a clearer contrast with Republicans, said senior Democratic aides and operatives. “And it is an important distinction, for us to draw going into 2018: That while the Republican Party will prop up a pedophile care for Moore, we’ll show zero tolerance for sexual misconduct.” Al Franken, D-Minn. So, if Franken does quit —, and he is scheduled to make an announcement about his future Thursday in Washington — Republicans will quickly find themselves without a Democratic lawmaker to equate to Moore, or Trump, who faced a series of sexual assault allegations during his bid, for the presidency last year.
The Democratic dam burst on Wednesday afternoon when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, R-N.Y., publicly urged Franken to resign his seat over with a series of groping, and unwanted kissing allegations. “I don’t know who to believe, or who not to believe but if it turns out that as a 32 year old he fondled a 14-year-old girl, and that turns out to be true, then we’ll find out.” But Stefanik had refused to call, for the resignation of an additional Republican who’s testing the party’s tolerance of sexual harassment allegations. “Before you get into the race in Alabama, I hope that members of both political parties shall be guided by sound principles, even when it is painful,” said Illinois Sen. It was clear by late Wednesday that Democrats felt sacrificing Franken will allow them to claim moral superiority over with Republicans in a way that they could might possibly not if he still remains in office. On Wednesday, some Republican senators largely stuck to their long-held line on Moore: His electoral fate is up to the voters of Alabama next Tuesday, he ought to be seated if he wins and the Senate ethics committee should look into his alleged conduct once he is in Washington….Read The Full Article Here
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