Disgraced Democrat Former Senator Al Franken Is Creeping Back Into Public Life With Help From Liberal Media

Remember former Minnesota Senator Al Franken? He resigned from office a few years ago at the height of the #MeToo movement when multiple women made allegations of sexual harassment against him.

When a photo surfaced of him seemingly pretending to grab the breasts of a sleeping woman, that was it. Franken stepped down.

Now he is quietly making strides to come back into public life, and the liberal media is helping him do it.

The Daily Beast reports:

Al Franken Is Mounting a Comeback From #MeToo Exile

If you’ve recently tuned in to CNN or MSNBC you may have noticed a familiar face has returned to political punditry: Al Franken.

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Over the past several months, the former Minnesota senator—whose legislative career ended in 2018 over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct—has been quietly growing his media presence, becoming a more common sight on cable news, in op-ed pages, and on the radio.

Earlier this month, for example, the former Minnesota senator appeared three times in a single week on MSNBC, weighing in on the Senate confirmation hearings for now Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

At other times he’s joined host Joy Reid to react to news or, since Election Day, has appeared regularly on Brian Williams’ show to discuss Donald Trump’s current futile attempts to overturn Joe Biden’s electoral wins in several states via recounts, noting his own experience with a much narrower recount in 2008.

In September, he spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about political satire and Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic…

Lots of people who work in public life and then leave in disgrace can’t wait to get back into public life when they think the scandal has gone out of memory.

Just look at Anthony Weiner.

How much do you want to bet Al Franken runs for Senate again or some other public office at some point?

 

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