Al Franken resigns, diminishes allegations, vows to be an ‘activist’

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Al Franken (left) via The Seattle Times

In what can only be described as a silly, self-important speech, former Minnesota Senator Al Franken diminished the sexual harassment allegations against him, referred to himself as a “champion for women,” and vowed to keep fighting politically as an “activist.”

The allegations against Franken by eight women are detailed here.

As an aside, Al Franken should not be a Senator because he hangs out with actual Communist Party USA members and their allies. Al Franken should not be a Senator because he won based on fake votes from felons.

Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., left, and Mark Froemke, an AFL-CIO representative, and Communist Party USA member at Grand Forks International Airport on Tuesday January 11, 2012.

More on Franken’s comrade Mark Froemke here.

If you actually listen to Franken’s resignation speech, you see that he diminishes the charges against him:

“I think that was the right thing to do. I also think it gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing things that, in fact, I haven’t done. Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others, I remember very differently.”

Infamous photo posted by accuser Leeann Tweeden

…refers to himself as a “Champion for Women.”

“I am proud that, during my time in the Senate, I have used my power to be a champion for women – and that I have earned a reputation as someone who respects the women I work alongside every day. I know there’s been a very different picture of me painted over the last few weeks. But I know who I really am.

…promises to continue his activism, (read, fight President Trump).

“Let me be clear. I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice. I will continue to stand up for the things I believe in as a citizen, and as an activist.”

Watch his speech (transcribed below):

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