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Democratic female lawmakers call for Al Franken to step down

There are 97 comments on the WTEN-TV Albany story from Dec 6, 2017, titled Democratic female lawmakers call for Al Franken to step down. In it, WTEN-TV Albany reports that:

Sen. Al Franken's support among his fellow Democrats is cratering as a host of female Democratic senators Wednesday called upon him to resign. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., all called on Franken to step down.

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Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#1 Dec 6, 2017
And another one bites the dust? He already admitted what he did. Minnesota has a chance to appoint his replacement, and I think the Governor is a Democrat.
Stephen D Clark

Salem, MA

#2 Dec 6, 2017
Another no good hypocrite, scumbag democrat politician. He won't step down, he does such good work on women's rights, Hahahahahahahahaha!

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#3 Dec 6, 2017
Didn't they make a movie about this...Revenge of the Killer Vaginas or sumpthin'?

Since: Apr 09

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#4 Dec 6, 2017
If Franken resigns, the Democrats will have officially shown themselves to be completely and totally useless.
Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#5 Dec 6, 2017
So.

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#6 Dec 6, 2017
They'd better watch it, you never know when ol' Franken-hands will get gropey again.....

“Is that all you've got?”

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#7 Dec 6, 2017
He should be denied his senator's pension after behaving like this. He served himself, not his constituents.
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#8 Dec 6, 2017
nanoanomaly wrote:
He should be denied his senator's pension after behaving like this. He served himself, not his constituents.
Did he behave this way while in Congress? If not PFFT! thumbing nose. He should serve out his term.
General Kabaka Oba

Rushville, IN

#9 Dec 6, 2017
That's why women shouldn't be in any authority over men, when their hormones start to act up they literally go nuts, they aren't made for the job of a Politian.
Hostis Publicus

Columbus, OH

#10 Dec 6, 2017
General Kabaka Oba wrote:
That's why women shouldn't be in any authority over men, when their hormones start to act up they literally go nuts, they aren't made for the job of a Politian.
You must be a big hit with the ladies! With your attitude you should start hanging around in gay bars. You should fit right in!
General Kabaka Oba

Rushville, IN

#11 Dec 6, 2017
Hostis Publicus wrote:
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You must be a big hit with the ladies! With your attitude you should start hanging around in gay bars. You should fit right in!
That's another good point, no homosexuals in office, the only office they need to be in is a shrink's!

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#12 Dec 6, 2017
youll shoot your eye out wrote:
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Did he behave this way while in Congress? If not PFFT! thumbing nose. He should serve out his term.
I agree.
Frankenstein was elected and should serve out his term.
By calling for any elected official to resign for childish behavior, without having been convicted of any legal offense, Democrats continue to demonstrate their disdain for law, the Constitution and democracy.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#13 Dec 6, 2017
Franken might have to return to his previous career of trying to be funny.

My wife says a humorist is a comedian you don't laugh at. I love it!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#14 Dec 6, 2017
SirPrize wrote:
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I agree.
Frankenstein was elected and should serve out his term.
By calling for any elected official to resign for childish behavior, without having been convicted of any legal offense, Democrats continue to demonstrate their disdain for law, the Constitution and democracy.
Horse hockey, Sir Loin! Democrats punish their miscreants. Republicans try to get them into the U.S. Senate. The electorate is watching.
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#15 Dec 6, 2017
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Horse hockey, Sir Loin! Democrats punish their miscreants. Republicans try to get them into the U.S. Senate. The electorate is watching.
As stated, a humorist is a comic that was not funny. When Franken did his "evil" deeds he was trying to be humorous. I am frankly not outraged.
He was not a Senator when this went on, none of us are perfect, and I suspect that none of us would stand before the media onslaught.
My brother has met with him, as a lobbyist, and was impressed with his willingness to help, we the people.

If ex Judge Roy Moore is elected it is because the people of Alabama find him to be acceptable to them to represent their voice, not the voice of what he was accused of.
YouDidntBuildTha t

Rohnert Park, CA

#16 Dec 6, 2017
Franken should step down only when Nancy Pelosi and Feinstein and Warren step down.

They've all done equal damage to America... What Nancy and Feinstein and Warren have done is even worse than what Franken has done.
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#17 Dec 6, 2017
YouDidntBuildThat wrote:
Franken should step down only when Nancy Pelosi and Feinstein and Warren step down.

They've all done equal damage to America... What Nancy and Feinstein and Warren have done is even worse than what Franken has done.
Are you suggesting that do as I say, not as I do is unacceptable?(thinking of the three women)

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#18 Dec 6, 2017
youll shoot your eye out wrote:
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As stated, a humorist is a comic that was not funny. When Franken did his "evil" deeds he was trying to be humorous. I am frankly not outraged.
He was not a Senator when this went on, none of us are perfect, and I suspect that none of us would stand before the media onslaught.
My brother has met with him, as a lobbyist, and was impressed with his willingness to help, we the people.

If ex Judge Roy Moore is elected it is because the people of Alabama find him to be acceptable to them to represent their voice, not the voice of what he was accused of.
I don't think Franken is such a bad guy, relatively speaking. His misdeeds are nowhere near the ones some others have been accused of. But this abuse of women has to stop, and although Franken may have done them before becoming a senator, they speak to his lack of character.

But as for Roy Moore, we part company. He is a lying sleazebag, who has inadvertently confessed his guilt at least twice. Let the world watch as we see the Democrats penalize one of their own for misbehavior toward females, while the Republicans want to anoint Moore with a seat in the Senate. If Moore wins, Republicans will rue the day.
General Kabaka Oba

Rushville, IN

#19 Dec 6, 2017
YouDidntBuildThat wrote:
Franken should step down only when Nancy Pelosi and Feinstein and Warren step down.

They've all done equal damage to America... What Nancy and Feinstein and Warren have done is even worse than what Franken has done.
They need to step down because they are senile and old, why in the world are we allowing these depends wearing politians to decide whats right and wrong for 300+ million Americans when they don't even know what day it is, that goes for McCain and the rest of the old geezers also.
youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#20 Dec 6, 2017
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think Franken is such a bad guy, relatively speaking. His misdeeds are nowhere near the ones some others have been accused of. But this abuse of women has to stop, and although Franken may have done them before becoming a senator, they speak to his lack of character.

But as for Roy Moore, we part company. He is a lying sleazebag, who has inadvertently confessed his guilt at least twice. Let the world watch as we see the Democrats penalize one of their own for misbehavior toward females, while the Republicans want to anoint Moore with a seat in the Senate. If Moore wins, Republicans will rue the day.
Because Moore had the courage of his convictions concerning the removal of the Ten Commandents, and was removed as Judge, I have some respect for that act.

If the women that accused Moore of improper behavior had come forward any time before his running for Senate, I would have found their accusations moore (pun) meaningful.

The timing of the accusations reek to me of political motivations.

Now I believe the end goal is to remove Trump, sacrificing others to achieve that goal via alleged, and actual questionable activities of the accused.

My final thought is that no one could stand to have their lives revealed to the extent that Weinstein and others have had their lives revealed. That speaks hippo-critter to me.

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