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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:59 PM

Long May You Run, Senator Franken

Yes, you do have a great life.

Your great work has made our country and Minnesota better.

Thank you for doing what no other Democrat could have — forcing the recusal of Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

May the Democratic Party continue your work.

If the Democratic Party isn’t to become a slow jam trainwreck that loses members who lose faith in its moral “high ground;” if the party can show your faith and strength on behalf of Americans, it will grow the spine to fight, it will win against the selling out of Americans and this democracy.

Long may you run, Senator Franken.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:12 PM

1. Transcript of Senator Franken's Resignation



... in responding to their claims, I also wanted to be respectful of that broader conversation. Because all women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously. 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. I said at the outset that the ethics committee was the right venue for these allegations to be heard and investigated and evaluated on their merits. That I was prepared to cooperate fully and that I was confident in the outcome.


You know, an important part of the conversation we have been having the last few months has been about how men abuse their power and privilege to hurt women. I am proud that during my time in the Senate, I have used my power to be a champion of women. And that I have earned a reputation as someone who respects the women I work alongside every day. I know there is a different picture of me painted over the last few weeks, but I know who I really am.



http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/politics/speech-al-franken-transcript/index.html

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