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Senator Al Franken Temporarily Somersaults Off the Trump Impeachment Stage


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Senator Al Franken Temporarily Somersaults Off the Trump Impeachment Stage
The bellicose buffoons,  Hollywood jesters,  mainstream media and American Democratic politicians are holding their audience spellbound from a Congressional floor that is far more theatrical than governmental.

Paraded for public view are are the acrobats, carny barkers, clowns, jugglers, some of them sexual predators putting on a spectacular show from the Big Tent. Senators are somersaulting across the stage, showing us their undies,  in the hopes not many in their captive audience will catch on to their planned End Game: The ultimate Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

While merry in the making, their buffoonery sometimes leaves room for obvious-to-the-audience mistakes.

Example: When trained comedian Senator Al Franken, reluctantly announced yesterday that he’s resigning from Congress amid a slew of sexual harassment accusations, he immediately tried to shift the blame from himself over to President Trump and Republican Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore.

Who ever heard of an accused sexual harasser getting to make a speech upon resigning from the floor of the Senate Chamber?

“I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” Franken said.” (AP News, Dec. 8, 2017)

“Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he’s resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow Democrats. But he fired a defiant parting shot at President Donald Trump and other Republicans he said have survived much worse accusations.

“The 66-year-old Minnesotan, a former “Saturday Night Live” comedian who made a successful leap to liberal U.S. senator, announced his decision in a subdued Senate chamber three weeks after the first accusations of sexual misconduct emerged but just a day after most of his Democratic colleagues proclaimed he had to go. His remarks underscored the bitterness many in the party feel toward a GOP that they say has made a political calculation to tolerate Trump and Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who’ve both been accused of sexual assaults that they’ve denied.

“Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’ll resign in the coming weeks. He’s repeatedly apologized as several women accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior, and as his support from fellow Democrats evaporated.

“In largely unapologetic remarks that lasted 11 minutes, Franken said “all women deserve to be heard” but asserted that some accusations against him were untrue. He called himself “a champion of women” during his Senate career who fought to improve people’s lives.

“Even on the worst day of my political life, I feel like it’s all been worth it,” he said.

“Franken’s departure, which he said would occur in “coming weeks,” made him the latest figure from politics, journalism and the arts to be toppled since October. That’s when the first articles appeared revealing sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein and energizing the #MeToo movement in which women have named men they say abused or harassed them.”

“As he spoke, members of his family watched from the visitors’ gallery, some sobbing. Franken said that thanks to them, “I’m going to be just fine.”

“Almost two-dozen colleagues listened silently at their desks, some dabbing their eyes. Those watching were nearly all Democrats and many were women, including New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who released the first of what became a flood of public statements Wednesday calling for Franken’s resignation. Also present was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, who one Democrat said had spent much of Wednesday persuading his friend to leave.

“After Franken spoke, many of his colleagues lined up to hug him.

“He said he was leaving because he couldn’t handle an ethics panel investigation while representing his state effectively. He said he’d remain an activist: “I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice.”

 

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As the photograph of Franken getting into his car shows, the MSM accorded him rock star status upon his post-speech departure.

“Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will name a temporary successor, who will serve until a special election next November.” (AP News)

But even that’s not the end of this sorry story.

As a Canada Free Press (CFP) letter writer wrote yesterday, “I had written several times to Franken telling him to stay because I know his departure is really the beginning of the Impeachment of Donald Trump.”

Patriots, don’t be fooled by the failed 364-58 impeachment attempt of December 6, 2017

Don’t be led astray by the buffoons and jesters somersaulting across the stage, because as sure as sunrise, they’re coming to take down your duly elected president.

The stage has been set.

Tomi Lahren: Franken is sacrificial lamb of Democratic Party

 


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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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