This is a good reminder that if you’re a Democrat, much will be forgiven as long as you vote the right way. The women who accused Franken of misconduct probably don’t see him as a hero.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Senator Who Replaced Franken Praises Him as a ‘Champion’ of Women’s Issues
Sen. Tina Smith (D., Minn.), who was appointed to fill former Sen. Al Franken’s seat after his resignation, praised her Democratic predecessor on Wednesday as a “champion” of women’s issues.
Smith appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after her maiden speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, in which she praised Franken’s “passion and heart” as well as his progressive values. Franken resigned in January after allegations of groping and sexual misconduct continued to mount following the release of a picture with his hands on radio host Leeann Tweeden’s breasts while she slept.
“Do you hear from constituents about Al Franken?” host Mika Brzezinski asked. “And what do they say? And how do you navigate that?”
“Al is a friend of mine, and I’ve known him for a long time,” Smith began. “Al was a great leader in Minnesota; he was a champion for a lot of causes that I care a lot about.”
“He was a champion for a lot of issues that matter to women.
Watch the video:
Do you get the sense that lots of Democrats regret giving Franken the boot?