Franken, throughout his resignation speech, declared today the “worst day” of his political life and used the moment to note not only the seriousness of sexual misconduct, but the hypocrisy shown by the media and the American people as well.
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) December 7, 2017
In his speech, Franken bravely mentioned, “I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office.”
Expect Trump to tweet something within the coming hours in response.
Sen. Al Franken: "This has been a tough few weeks for me. But I am a very, very lucky man. I have beautiful, healthy family that I love and that loves me very much. I'm going to be just fine." https://t.co/egiNDLeOru pic.twitter.com/Ek7e9aYAgm
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) December 7, 2017
While some feel Franken’s resignation speech felt hollow, supporters of Franken’s felt otherwise, stating that Franken was not fairly processed.
Thank you, Al Franken – for your service and for finally making the NECESSARY personal sacrifice to advance the agenda we all support
— Chip Peters (@CAPJR100) December 7, 2017
You threw Al Franken under the bus, a man who was fit to serve. Hypocrite
— Michael McClure (@theMikeMcClure) December 7, 2017
Other’s viewing it from a “leftist” versus “rightest” point of view, took matters to the extreme.
Some even went on to build a sort of conspiracy around Franken’s resignation.
Al Franken gets less due process than a drug dealer? I'm afraid this will bite us(women) in the end
— Pamela Gray (@PamSGray) December 7, 2017
— Rods and Guitars (@rodsandguitars) December 7, 2017
Franken decried during his speech that he may be “giving up his voice,” but will not be “giving up his voice.” A statement supporters of Franken surely appreciate.