Now that Democrats, including DNC Chair Thomas Perez and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have stopped supporting Al Franken, the next question is when Franken will resign. Initially, MPR reported that he’d resign Thursday. Since that initial reporting, though, the Franken people have disputed that report in a tweet, saying “No final decision has been made and the senator is still talking with his family.”

Franken’s staff can say whatever they want but the truth is that he’s history. At this point, politically speaking, he’s a dead man walking. It’s just a matter of time until he resigns.

Sen. Schumer issued a statement, saying “Senator Franken should resign. I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect his accomplishments, but he has a higher obligation to his constituents and the Senate, and he should step down immediately.”

Meanwhile, Amy Klobuchar issued this odd statement via Twitter, saying “Sexual harassment is unacceptable. This morning I spoke with Senator Franken and, as you know, he will be making an announcement about his future tomorrow morning. I am confident he will make the right decision.”

This tweet captures the Democrats’ sincerity perfectly:

It took SEVEN accusers – SEVEN – for these “champions of women’s rights” to demand an apparent serial sexual harasser to step down.


She followed that up with this tweet:

“Zero Tolerance” apparently means “when you reach a watershed of six people accusing someone of groping them.”

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