Hypocrite Dem Senators: Demand Franken Resign but Not Trump
The request for Senator Al Franken was led by NY State Senator and known Sanders supporter, Kirsten Gillibrand. Of course, she is using the topic of sexual harassment and misconduct as a rallying cry for notoriety. Most assume that it is her desire to throw her hat into the ring for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee, but according to a lot of Dems, that is not going to happen; especially considering that she began her attacks by saying that President Bill Clinton should have tendered his resignation during the sexual controversy….yet not a peep from her regarding the many accusations against Trump; that is until other Senators came forward. It then seemed that they had stolen her “banner” and she was quick to jump on board and appear on the news circuits.
But Gillibrand wasn’t alone in the request for Franken to given up his Senate seat, thirty two Democratic Senators in total were on the list; both men and women. In an all-out effort to “eat their own”, these Senators made the decision to ask for a resignation, even though Senator Franken had requested an ethics investigation into himself. This would have meant that he and his accusers would be required to testify under oath, and would have been the highest method of either proving him innocent or for validating the claims.
It became very apparent early on that Gillibrand, who has long been supporter of Bernie Sanders and one that wants to move the party to a more extreme left, had her sights on the potential of getting Al Franken out so that their preferred candidate of Keith Ellison, the current Deputy Chair of the DNC, could take his place; and Democrats from all part of the country are outraged.
In an article by TheHill they state: “All this reeks of is political opportunism and that’s what defines Kirsten Gillibrand’s career,” one Democratic strategist said. “Why wasn’t she talking about Bill Clinton when he was helping her during her various races for the House and Senate? And would she be talking about Bill Clinton today if Hillary Clinton was president? I think we all know the answer.”
“When it came to Franken, Gillibrand was ‘twisting in the wind until the goose was cooked and then saw an opportunity,’ the strategist added.’”
The article continued with:
“This week, Matt Lewis, the Daily Beast columnist, called the senator ‘the most devious and cunning politician in America today.’”
‘It’s a woman who took Hillary Clinton’s seat, who sucked up to the Clintons for decades, and then totally turned on Bill Clinton and Hillary by the way, when the opportunity presented itself,’ Lewis said on CNN. ‘I have no doubt that she actually does care about this issue but I think Al Franken was pretty good friends with her at one point. Now she’s turned on him. She’s stepping on a lot of people and maybe she might make it all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue in the process.’”
Bernie Adds His Name
Of course, on the list of Senators we also see the name Bernie Sanders, who has never been vetted for his own dark past regarding his bizarre written sexual beliefs regarding women. His supporters as well as the media have given him a “free pass” when it comes to this topic, so he feels completely free to join the crowd in the “purity test” attack against Franken. All of the BernieBots, Crats and Bros seem to think that this is perfectly fine and they will even come forward to try to “translate” what he was supposed to have meant so that they can defend him. There is absolutely NO defense regarding his writing or the fact that over the years as a politician he has never had any women in higher ranking positions.
However, supporting Gillibrand is a way to move the needle of the Democratic Party further left as they attempt to demonstrate that they are “better than the Republicans”, while Sanders, Gillibrand, et al became judge and jury in assuming that Franken was guilty and removed the ability to have an ethics investigation to prove any innocence.
If you are in doubt about the outrage that Democrats are feeling, you only need go to Gillibrand’s Facebook page or Twitter account where you will see that she is being ripped to shreds. Democrats will NOT forget her idiocy and do NOT trust someone that eagerly throws everyone under the bus for her personal gain.
In my article: Extreme Left Wanted Franken Out and Ellison In, I state:
“The group launched a petition to oust Franken that was backed by the “Justice Democrats”. Founded by Cenk Uygur, who became the loud and obnoxious voice of the Young Turks video network that promoted much of the same anti-Hillary Clinton information that was being spewed and shared by the Macedonians and Russians, the Justice Democrats are judge and jury as to which Democratic Party members and candidates are “acceptable”, according to their rules. You must keep in mind that they have no interest in a diverse party with members of all opinions and ideologies. In their world, only their beliefs are the priority, and this is no different than any extremist group that we have seen throughout history.”
Only 3 Dem Senators Call for Trump Resignation?
Well, now that the Democrats have failed in allowing the only leverage they may have had in an ethics investigation so that they could require the same of the Republican, where are all of these Dem Senators to demand that Trump resign? The answer: Only 3 have come forward to make this request, and this can be expressed in one word “pathetic”.
There are 19 women that have stepped up to accuse Donald Trump for sexual misconduct and these women know that they are literally putting their lives on the line. Trump has had a history of ruining the lives of anyone that causes personal or business problems, and yet only “three” Senators request that Trump resign?
In a Chicago Tribune article:
“Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Donald Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress.
Sen. Al Franken ‘felt it proper for him to resign,’ Sanders said in an interview with NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday morning, referring to the Democrat from Minnesota. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.’”
“Sanders’ comment, which built on a tweet he’d sent last week, came after Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley, Ore., and Cory Booker, N.J., suggested that the ‘#MeToo moment’ should prompt another look at the women who accused Trump of sexual harassment during the 2016 presidential campaign.
‘The president should resign because he certainly has a track record with more than 17 women of horrific conduct,’ Merkley said last week in an interview for the weekday version of ‘Meet the Press.’”
Why did it take a full week or so for others to come forward to demand Trump’s resignation? This obnoxious, sexist behavior has been his “calling card” for a majority of his life. One only has to guess that they are taking advantage of the trend and in an NBC article entitled: Fifty-six female Democratic lawmakers ask House to investigate Trump sexual misconduct claims, they indicate:
“More than 50 female Democratic lawmakers on Monday asked the House oversight committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.
In a letter to committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the Democratic Women’s Working Group wrote that the country deserves ‘a full inquiry into the truth of these allegations.’
‘At least 17 women have publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct,’ the letter, which was signed by 56 lawmakers, said. ‘We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations.’”
Democrat Senators are Pissing Constituents Off
Trump has continued to deny the sexual allegations even when many women have stepped forward, proof on video tapes and even his own admission of grabbing women, but here’s the thing, it appears that the Democrat Senators seem to think it was a path of least resistance to attack Franken, while they have a kind of “gloves off” attitude towards Trump.
An article in BusinessInsider covered this rather well by stating:
“Though 58 Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump this week, Democratic leadership and many Senate Democrats like Sanders have largely avoided the issue. Sanders said he’s not prepared to support impeaching Trump yet.
‘I don’t think we’re there right now,’ Sanders said on Sunday, saying special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election was working to uncover the Trump campaign’s role. ‘That’s what the Mueller investigation is all about.’”
Exactly how is an investigation into Russian interference with our election process and potential treason correlating with sexual misconduct? While Sanders is one of the three that has now requested Trump’s resignation, this tangled web is looking more and more like a lot of political posturing.
The fact that ONLY three of the 32 Senators are now asking Trump to step down has not only angered Democrats, they are following through with phone calls, emails and social media posts.
You see, Democrats don’t like watching the leaders that we elect give a free pass to a sexual predator such as Trump while eviscerating Senator Franken with what appeared to be, complete ease.
While there hasn’t been any official announcement on exactly “who” may be selected to replace Senator Franken, Democrats are watching and making note of every single representative that willfully attacked Franken, while sitting back and meekly ignoring Trump.
If Democrats had any kind of savvy, they would be using Trump’s own playbook of throwing constant chaos into the fire and would line up together to keep his attention on a request for resignation due to sexual misconduct while Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues with his investigation to prove that Trump and his cohorts are treasonous.
For now, many Democrats are disgusted at the hypocrisy. For now, many Democrats are disgusted at the hypocrisy. They had years to bring this forward and simply ignored it. Now that there is a “trend” that has been established, they are all jumping on the bandwagon as an appealing topic for the public.
This kind of pandering demeans the pain and suffering of the survivors. It should never be used as a political “pawn”.