Yesterday the political establishment was rocked by allegations that Al Franken sexually assaulted Leeann Tweeden. Now, calls to resign are permeating the air. And it just might happen.
Even Democrats are weighing the possibility of expelling Al Franken from the Senate:
“Sen. Patty Murray, of Washington, the highest-ranking woman in the Senate, issued this comment: ‘This is unacceptable behavior and extremely disappointing. I am glad Al came out and apologized, but that doesn’t reverse what he’s done or end the matter. I support an ethics committee investigation into these accusations and I hope this latest example of the deep problems on this front spurs continued action to address it.’ She also told CNN later that these are ‘serious accusations’ and said in response to the question of whether they could lead to Franken’s expulsion: ‘Obviously. But we need to know the facts first. We need to know what they are, but then we can make that decision.’
But not all Democrats believe Al Franken is to blame. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said “You guys need to find something more interesting” when asked about the Al Franken sexual misconduct allegations.
Others believe an investigation is in order before any judgment can be passed on Franken. Although those people were also quick to call for Roy Moore to step aside when he was hit with sexual misconduct allegations. So does the court of public opinion really need to wait for anything else before passing judgment? The photograph is pretty damaging, in which Franken is seen grabbing the chest of a sleeping Leeann Tweeden.
So what do you think? VOTE: