Senate Democrats Urge Al Franken To Resign – Politics Video



Will Senator Al Franken resign? Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“Democratic senators came out in droves Wednesday calling for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign following multiple accusations of groping and improper sexual conduct.

The charge was led by women in the Senate, seven of whom came out with successive statements seemingly in coordination calling for Franken to step down.

“While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn’t acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the first out with a statement, said in a message posted on Facebook.”*

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  1. Do an ethics investigation, and then have your conclusions. Democrats eat their own, Republicans got each others backs.

    I was an intern on the hill. If you want people out for sexual misconduct – you will remove about 95% of who has been elected and the bureaucracy around it. Politics is a cesspool – and these attitudes are a little ridiculous. People in that environment know what they are up against, and generally how to navigate it. Also, listen to some of these accusations – grabbed the waist? For a picture? And squeezed…..if he grabbed her ass, vulva or chest and did the same, I'd really understand – but C'mon. Went in for a kiss? This is between 2 people – he said, she said. Again – doesn't sound like he was trying to rape her or cop a feel. Perhaps uncomfortable, and inappropriate. She didn't lose her job over it. My grandma' and aunts have gone in for kisses when I sure as hell wasn't in the mood……and they feel it was their right. Many women have demanded attention from me, hugged me when I didn't want, etc. – and I went with the program (no, not rape or coerced sexual anything – just more feely than I was feeling).

    We are supposed to be a country of laws. Let the investigation happen, and see what it brings forth. And if he was that egregious – he will step down quick to save face. And since when do we simply take anyone at their word? I'm very glad that we are awakening to what many women deal with – every day – but let's not throw the bathwater out with the baby.

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  2. Al Franken destroyed Scott DePace on the Howard Stern radio/TV show. It was awesome.

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  3. Keith Ellison has zero chance of replacing Franken as Senator. Likely the governor will pick a corporate democrat asshole, Tim Walz.

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  4. And meanwhile all the worst shitty pedophiles republicans are elected ? its a nonsense … i hope your real actual criminals from this parano potus will be jailed asap … the world democracy is collapsing.

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  5. Trump should take the lead and resign. After all he would be setting the standard for the party of Family Values and Christians. 🙌

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  6. He should say "ill resign if roy moore loses"

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  7. no fkn way! he should only resign when cuntservatives make their many pedophiles and sexual harrassers resign

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  8. at this rate 80% of the Democrats will be female. Unless someone is charged with past sex assault or worse they shouldn't be fired. if men didn't make advances towards women non of us would be hear. potential unwanted hugs from 10 years ago wouldn't even been worth bringing up.

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  9. No he does NOT need to resign. The Dems need to stfu because this is clearly they're trying to make a statement using Franken against the GOP. For that matter I don't even think Roy Moore should step down purely cause of allegations and hyperbole. Did these guys come onto the women decades ago and got rejected? Put hands on them and got told off? Especially decades ago when they werr still young men? That's harrassment but hardly worth firing someone over decades later. The actual DETAILS matter, not merely that someone got offended or touched.

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  10. This is why Republicans win. Because principles are a liability, and they know that.

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  11. Weren't they going to go through an ethics committee or some such? I suppose he could just end it with a resignation but how about be a model for how to handle accusations and let the process go through then resign? At the least his actions aren't quite at the level of being exactly rape-like like most of the other cases.
    Also I suppose there's the question of what exactly should be offenses that should cost people their offices? Lying through their teeth? Protecting actual pedophiles? I don't know if elected officials can be suspended but that seems like a more appropriate consequence for his actions I think. They already admitted many other representatives have settled all sorts of harassment charges behind closed doors, but were any of them forced to resign?

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  12. Now that I hear “they go low we go high” I cringe because republicans will do anything to win gerrymander, close voting sites. I’m not saying do the same thing but damn democrats grow a backbone

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  13. Holding someone by the waist when taking a picture is not sexual assault, but a forced kiss is.

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  14. "My right as an entertainer"? What does that mean?

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  15. Chucky and Nancy should resign, too.

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  16. He voted against a bill to make it easier for women in the military to report rape through the civilian courts instead of the UCMJ where it could be ignored.

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  17. This is getting stupid this man did not ask for sex or stick his tongue down someone's throat or molest a child or date below his age and my personal favorite come out of his shower butt naked. This kind of complaint is just stupid and will hurt the democrats and even more importantly it will hurt the nation . I for one will stop hugging women now because who the hell knows what kind of hug is acceptable anymore ?

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  18. wtf no he can't resign. we don't even know if all these women are believable

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  19. he should make a statement that he is holding out against the republican machine and that he will resign only if Doug Jones wins.

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  20. I honestly getting kind of annoyed with this trend of bringing up people on charges of sexual misconduct for minor things that happened years in the past. he touched her waist during a photo. so what? at worst your reaction to that should to be mildly uncomfortable for a few minuets. but no. we have to let it fester for years and only bring it up years later when it is politically convenient to do so. this shit is diminishing the legitimacy of cases of actual sexual harassment.

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  21. Keith Ellison is weak, especially after hearing him on Democracy Now recently. But so are all politicians so….

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  22. i wonder which Repubs will take Conyers & Franken's spots.. I figured the Repubs would be dancing in the streets about this.

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  23. With friends like that, one doesn't need no enemies !!!

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  24. how does it actually hurt us if franken resings? he'll just be replaced by another democrat, maybe even someone more progressive like keith ellison. and as long as he stays in office he makes us look like total hypocrites if we criticize trump for being accused of assault.

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  25. Franken has got to go, I know this is not equivalent with Roy Moore but they both should be unemployed as far working for the people.

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  26. Oh, Common….kick Franken out because the Dems are the representation of moral values…Franken intention was to molest her really?…..it was a stupid joke because all guys are juveniles at heart. If he was guilty there are laws that adress that kind of thing.
    But no..lets have trials by social media and automatic guilty ,and sentences passed swiftly.

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  27. I want to see more people coming forward to accuse MORE politicians (of course more republicans) !!!

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  28. Has he done things in poor taste? Sure. Has he done things he shouldn't have? Yeah. Has he done anything that makes it impossible for him to serve his constituents until their next election? Absolutely not. Has he worked hard for women's rights since getting elected, you BET he has. The stuff he did, he did before he was elected, and he has been trying to make up for it ever since. We need more people who are like Al, not in terms of doing wrong things, but in terms of doing the right thing. And sadly that makes him leaving the wrong thing. If we could be sure he'd be replaced with a similarly minded individual, he should step down, but most likely he will be replaced with a far less women-friendly, progressive douche, who will makes things worse, rather than better…!

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  29. Al (The Cuck) Franken steps down, while Moore wins in Alabama Dems are in a constant state of failure.

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  30. There are 2 problems here. First is that we skip out on due process in favor of quantity of accusations. 9 accusations means no more than 1 accusation when you're talking about someone who is famous and known by millions of people. People will do anything for attention. Second is that the punishment doesn't fit the crime. We're treating this like it's akin to rape – and it's not. This is akin to having bad table manners. We don't need to destroy someone's life or ruin their career over this. You want to start a dialog about what is acceptable and what isn't going forward, fine. If you're going to destroy every man who has ever made a failed pass at women, you may as well just load us all in the gas chambers now and get it over with.

    Republicans don't give a shit if a republican raped a baby in the woods.

    Democrats destroy their fellow democrats if they glanced at a woman's ass. And they do it thinking that if they can set the standard for morality that republicans will have to follow it, and republicans will be so much worse.

    But we've already established that republicans are fine with child rape by other republicans. Setting democrats up to this unrealistic standard only hurts the democratic party.

    Moreso, because men in general are going to move away from the democratic party because they don't want to have their life destroyed simply because they're men following their basic biological nature. The fact that we're demonizing a man making a pass at a woman like this is an affront to nature. Men have to make passes at women, or the human race goes extinct. You're criminalizing the natural process of procreation.

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  31. IF AL NEEDS TO RESIGN, THEN SO DOES SESSIONS AND TRUMP…TR?MP 1ST

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  32. but he's the only democratic senator that was clever enough to trick the lying attorney general sessions into committing perjury. Without him, the dems will never take down any of the crooks that trump appointed.

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  33. Why is so hard to say that Al Franken must resign?

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  34. I think franklin is a prick but I hope he weathers it out. There is a weird hysteria taking place in the US right now, a hysteria that started of with genuine sexual bullying and has now encompassed what I see as normal sexual politics. You guys have lost your minds.

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  35. So you grabbing a woman waist now when taking a picture and that an assault? Second one doesn't lay a hand on her but tries to kiss her and she ducks and leaves. So nothing happen. I don't even like Franken but this some bullshit. Hope Franken tell the Dems to go fuck themselves and become a independent and not resign.

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  36. I don't understand this accusations. The photo shit is just BS. The forced kissing is bad but for fucks sake a child molester is about to become a senator. Al shouldn't resign unless there is concrete proof from a committee investigation.

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  37. Sounds like a crock of shit to me. Oooo he put his hand on a womans waist who wanted a photo. What a sexual predator! Give me a break.

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  38. Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!😂😂😂😂resign you scumbag🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

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  39. Al Franken is a lukewarm progressive at best. No big loss….Step aside Al….

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  40. I squeezed a girl's butt when I was in 7th grade. Does that mean I can never run for the senate?

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  41. Sorry, he must go, it's about values, either you have them or you're a Republican.

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  42. HAHAHA TYT RETARDS ON SUICIDE WATCH SCREAMING "NO" BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA- Keep those delicious tears coming you miserable and pathetic libtards

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  43. lol i think franken should not be forced to resign. this is obvious political tactics by shambled democrats to have the moral high ground agasint republicans on roy moore. i think roy moore should step aside because his allegations are much more serious and credible. oh and by the way i'm a trump supporter. i think franken is an idiot… it's very weird seeing democrats be all puritanical… please stop

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