Al Franken Resigns With Seat To Be Filled By Political Newcomer Stuart Smalley

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Facing intense pressure from his fellow senators, Al Franken has resigned his seat as the junior Senator from Minnesota following a number of allegations that he had acted inappropriately towards women.

Franken said this has to be about more than just him which is why he chose to step down.

“But Minnesotans will not be left in the lurch, as I understand someone called Stuart Smalley will be appointed in my stead.”

A political newcomer, Smalley is expect to follow through on the progressive causes Franken championed, but without any whiff of impropriety according to those who know him.

“Stuart Smalley groping women? Hell would freeze over first.”

When reached for comment Smalley said he would make open government his first priority.

“You’re only as sick as your secrets. ”

3 Comments on "Al Franken Resigns With Seat To Be Filled By Political Newcomer Stuart Smalley"

  1. I think the pendulum has swung too far the other way. The allegations against Franken were so minor, nothing like some of the others. In my opinion, to sacrifice a good senator for minor unproven claims is outrageous and especially from pressure from fellow democrats. I may have to become an independent over this

  2. I as well am so sorry to hear this! I would say the Democratic party has just suffered a great great loss!This man should have been given his day and his right to defend himself!

  3. Linda Hutchison | December 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Reply

    Sorry to hear this. Of all the men that have been accused Al Franken was the only one I felt was set up. If nothing else I hope Franken hires a PI and prove he was set up. I understand for the good of the country his stepping down may be the best thing for the country. Just hope though he follows through. Even if the allegation are 100% true they are far less egregious than those of Trump and yet he is still in office. We do have double standards don’t we.e

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