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Mon Dec 11, 2017, 05:37 PM

GOP Sen. Cassidy: Democrat Al Franken 'was clearly drummed out' without due process

When a GOP senator is calling the processs a kangaroo court...

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/11/gop-senator-al-franken-was-clearly-drummed-out-without-due-process.html

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy is drawing a distinction between sexual assault accusations against conservative Roy Moore and liberal Al Franken.

"I can't get inside Al Franken's mind but he was clearly drummed out. He did not have to quit" the Senate, Cassidy told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday. "There was not due process. Whatever you think about it, you have to have due process in our country. You can't have kangaroo courts. You have to allow people to be presented with evidence to refute it."

But that said, Cassidy last month withdrew his support of Moore, 70, the Republican candidate running against Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special election to fill Alabama's open Senate seat.

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Cassidy of Louisiana has said it's up to Alabama voters, but he explained there's a difference between the allegations against Moore and the allegations against Franken because the accusers of Moore claimed he preyed on them while they were underage.

"If Al Franken has been involved in this kind of activity as a senator that's problematic," Cassidy told Fox radio last week. "On the other hand, there is a difference between a 14-year-old girl and an adult female, I will say that."

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 05:39 PM

1. Why is it that Republicans are (mostly) defending Franken?

while he was thrown under the bus quickly by members of his own party? What madness is this?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 05:43 PM

2. Because the moral high ground and common sense are sometimes mutually exclusive.

Like now.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 05:44 PM

3. Probably because they know their own are doing things that have zero plausible explanations

and they don't have the courage(moral compass) to do anything about it.

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Response to Afromania (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 05:49 PM

4. Thats definitely a part of it.

The other part is they’re trying to help fertilize the anger on the right.

It’s a win-win situation for them to defend Franken.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 05:50 PM

6. We have hit a low point.


Someone needs to call for DUE process. I called most of the Senators, or wrote.
Up is down and down is up.

Maybe, they see if Franken can be thrown overboard so easily, and FAST, without due process, anyone can.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 05:50 PM

5. Kangaroo Court. Yes indeed.

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