By Lars Larson
Al Franken didn’t resign today and I know the reason why!
The Minnesota Molester didn’t resign today and he didn’t apologize today. So, I have a conspiracy theory to explain why Senator Al Franken did NOT resign today. Less than two hours ago, at the time of this writing, Franken took to the floor of the U.S. Senate and gave a speech. Every news site out there describes Franken’s statement as a “resignation speech” but it was nothing of the kind.
I think there’s a reasonably good chance that Franken will renege on his vow to resign…because remember that’s all he delivered today: a promise.
(CNN) “I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said in an emotional address in which he said some of the allegations against him weren’t true.”
Franken also mentioned that he thought that the Senate Ethics committee would come to the same conclusion he did. So, rather than deliver a resignation today as some expected, Franken only said that he would quit “in the coming weeks”.
Why the delay? Is Franken worried he can’t go to the Congressional Christmas Party? Not likely. So why wait? I think I know the reason.
Next Tuesday, Alabama voters choose a new United States Senator. There’s good reason to expect that those voters will choose Judge Roy Moore.
The polls show him leading his Democrat Party challenger despite literally HOURS of network time and newspaper space devoted to disparaging him for allegations that could be true (or not).
The RNC had withdrawn its support…and has now has given it back to Judge Moore.
President Trump supported Moore’s GOP opponent in the primary but now has extended his support to Judge Moore.
Even Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who originally “hoped he would withdraw”, now says the choice is up to the voters (as it should have been all along).
Public opinion polls now show that the electorate doesn’t believe the mainstream media…and with good reason.
So, when the voters elect Moore, and the Senate refuses to exclude him (as some have suggested) I think at that point, Franken will renege on his promise, using Moore’s election as his excuse Franken can then play the role of hero: “I’m here to save the United States Senate from Judge Roy Moore”. And Franken can simultaneously demand equal justice: “If you’re not going to keep the ‘child molester’ out, then why do I have to go”.
That’s the only sensible explanation I can find for Franken to delay his departure from the Senate. There’s nothing in the replacement process in Minnesota that would be affected by waiting a few weeks.
So, believe his promise to resign if you like, but I’m going to keep my powder dry. Franken’s character Stuart Smalley always said “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!”
And actors, remember, are liars for a living.