Al Franken

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@JasonCT

The most workable idea I’ve heard for reforming the Filibuster is discussed by @NormOrnstein and Tom Mann. The basic idea is that rather than having a super-majority for cloture, a super-minority (41 Senators) would be needed to prevent it. https://t.co/pq2XkVpWwl 1/

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@alfranken

This week on the podcast @NormOrnstein & Thom Mann who called the GOP a sham in their 2012 bestseller It's Even Worse Than It Looks discuss how it's even worse than it was back then. Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4GnJET https://t.co/kDpZqBGRIU

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@alfranken

Check out my piece in Rolling Stone - Tax the Rich! Also the Very Affluent! But Mainly the Rich! - Republicans say tax cuts pay for themselves. They never do. How about we try something that actually works? https://t.co/ZnH0pnwIuG

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@alfranken

This week on The Podcast – My Senate Communications Director, @eshelleby, explains what it was like working for a Senator who had to prove he was serious – Outside the Office! Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4G68gj https://t.co/Q4OZ1t076s

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@thereidout

On the #filibuster and the Senate #votingrights bill, Former Sen. @AlFranken tells @JoyAnnReid, "This is about our democracy. If we lose this one, if we allow elected Republican officials to overturn elections, our democracy goes away." https://t.co/PeSqI2Jqdr via @TheReidOut

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@RSPolitics

Republicans say tax cuts pay for themselves. They never do. How about we try something that actually does work? (via @alfranken) https://t.co/AtkBKQLLDX

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@RollingStone

Al Franken on why we need to tax the rich. (Perhaps you've noticed they've been getting a lot richer. And not paying much in taxes) https://t.co/6gRd5bO112

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@JoyAnnReid

So @alfranken and @NormOrnstein have a solid idea for how to reform the wretched filibuster, which he and @Dr_CMGreer discussed on @thereidout tonight. And as they pointed out, our democracy lies in the balance... https://t.co/lqqBWhnkxa via @msnbc

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@FoxNews

Joy Reid invites Al Franken on MSNBC show after blasting GOP for 'lifting up men' accused of sexual harassment https://t.co/TuS3aivnaa

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@thereidout

“This is an existential threat. This is a threat to our democracy.” Fmr. Sen. Al Franken on what’s at stake if the #filibuster prevents the passage of the #votingrights bill. WATCH: https://t.co/ffbXlNdfng

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@moorehn

Just FYI, every time someone defends Al Franken I imagine them grinning into a camera with their hands groping the breasts of a sleeping woman who could not give consent. Unsurprisingly, it never looks like the great Democratic flex they think it is.

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@raykwong

I want Al Franken back now more than ever.

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@nberlat

people rushing around the internet to defend Al Franken, literally without knowing that he is accused of harassing supporters after he became Senator.

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@themaxburns

Gillibrand has a lot of explaining to do for such an unacceptable missed vote, but you lose me with the "bring back Al Franken" fundamentalism. Leave Al Franken right where he is. Spend that effort building a bench of new and promising progressive voices.

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@BriannaWu

I love Al Franken. I love his books, I thought he was a great senator, and I listened to him all the time on Air America. I don’t like Kristin Gilibrand’s politics. She’s a centrist Democrat, and far too tepid for my tastes. But it’s sexism to blame her for Franken’s actions.

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@nberlat

Gillibrand is a better senator than Al Franken. not least because she didn't sexually harass constituents. Is she perfect? no. But if you want to criticize her, find a better way than rushing to twitter to shout that you support sexual harassment.

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@alfranken

This week on The Al Franken Podcast – @eshelleby – my Senate Communications Director on what our office was like. HINT: More fun than Dick Blumenthal’s! Subscribe on Amazon Music: https://t.co/IsFtpXUgfH https://t.co/3UchNMW00l

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@Marston4ca42

Gillibrand MIA unless it involves demanding Al Franken resign. https://t.co/w1lhXi45Tg

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@tomiahonen

Wait? Gillibrand who campaigned to get fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign over a photograph of a bad joke from before he was in politics, can't be bothered to show up to vote on Paycheck Fairness Act? WT actual F? https://t.co/LMg2wzlZku

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@chipfranklin

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the only Senator to miss voting on Paycheck Fairness Act, which was defeated 50-49. I remember her high horse condemnation of Al Franken when Franken did nothing but fight for gender equity. Sometimes I hate our party.

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@smotus

“Does Kirsten Gillibrand need to be punished for Al Franken’s resignation?” is a remarkably useful personality test for Democrats. https://t.co/KADm8WQmzE

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@alfranken

On The Podcast @amyklobuchar discusses anti-trust policy. (She's the chair of the subcommittee - I, a stellar member).Here Amy tells the story of a Delta flight attendant who treats Amy great - until she figures out that Amy isn't my wife. On Google: https://t.co/5szr23kbzU https://t.co/K3fK2hvOki

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@alfranken

This week, @amyklobuchar, chair of the Anti-Trust Subcommitte on Judiciary discusses her new book, Anti-Trust. (It's about Anti-Trust). Here she makes the argument that it's time to make anti-trust cool again. (As if hasn't always been cool!) On Amazon: https://t.co/IsFtpYbR7f https://t.co/UJ7OojYCBD

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@ACTBrigitte

-Anthony Weiner -Bill Clinton -Andrew Cuomo -Al Franken -Harvey Weinstein -Kevin Spacey -Jeffrey Epstein -Bill Gates This is the Democrat Party (my list is longer). https://t.co/EPdxcoiRuL

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@alfranken

On The Podcast @amyklobuchar & Al disucss Anti-Trust & the Ted "Carnival" Cruz joke. Here we give the blow-by-blow on the latter. Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4GnJET https://t.co/FGkT9Y1YSe

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@crooksandliars

How often did Liz Cheney vote with Trump? How often did she vote FOR Trump? And now she's the heroine of the Republic for standing up TO Trump? @AlFranken corrects the record. https://t.co/sm3RlUod8T

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@alfranken

.@howardfineman joins me on The Podcast. Here we discuss MConnell’s bizarre speech immediately after Trump’s impeachment acquittal. Subscribe on Amazon Podcasts: https://t.co/IsFtpYbR7f https://t.co/PsjpYFBFl6

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@alfranken

This week on The Podcast, @howardfineman on the sad state of the Republican Party. Here we discuss what they stand for now. The answer is disturbing. Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4G68gj https://t.co/8LVURcBqlm

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@alfranken

This wk on The Podcast – @BillKristol says, if anything, the Republican party has become more unhinged since Trump left office. Subscribe on Amazon Music: https://t.co/IsFtpXUgfH https://t.co/bwND5q9dAo

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@alfranken

On the Podcast – neo-con @BillKristol blames the Republican establishment’s capitulation to Trump for the party descending into lunacy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4G68gj https://t.co/a7psk6HIEK

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@tvaziri

Al Franken on "Saturday Night Live", 11/5/88 s14e04, drawing the contiguous 48 states from memory while doing a bit. https://t.co/Urv704pnwF

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@Mediaite

Al Franken Warns: 'Disinformation' in United States is Becoming a 'Very, Very Dangerous' Situation https://t.co/DqYsqSdSWH

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@AdamMilstein

Former Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says the "woke" era and cancel culture is dangerous for Democrats politically. He revealed that he personally knows many comedians who won't perform on college campuses anymore as a result of cancel culture. https://t.co/KxFSrjYeea

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@NewYorker

“I don’t denigrate the allegations,” said Angus King, the Independent senator from Maine. “But this was the political equivalent of capital punishment.” https://t.co/vqzvSMHNDL

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@davidmweissman

@katystoll What Al Franken did, setting an example, was admirable. Again, I will reiterate that I am doing this for my former teammates to ask why Democrats hold themselves to a higher standard than Republicans.

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@katystoll

@davidmweissman Al Franken resigned and set a good example by doing the right thing. He held himself to a higher standard. I wish we could stop trotting him out as an example of unfairness when so many of us appreciate that at least someone cares about accountability

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@EdwardTHardy

The fact that Al Franken was held to a higher standard than Matt Gaetz shows that Republicans are hypocrites

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@alfranken

.@MalcolmNance joins me for a 2nd time on The Al Franken Podcast. Talks #January6th & #Russia. Here he explains why US sanctions on individual Russian oligarchs are so meaningful. Subscribe on Amazon: https://t.co/IsFtpYbR7f https://t.co/Ctv7hyYdsf

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@profgalloway

Spoke to a personal hero, Senator @alfranken — find us wherever you get your pods

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@RealSteveCox

Liberals honestly believe Al Franken resigned from the United States Senate over “a funny picture”. https://t.co/139BKEbUQH

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@Ecnerwal23

Al Franken is trending because people are doing whataboutisms. Stop. Excusing. Bad. Behavior. Just. Because. They. Happen. To. Be. On. ‘Your’. Side.

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@alfranken

On this week's podcast @MalcolmNance talks #Russia & #January6th. The guy who called Russia’s 2016 hack before anyone else, predicts what will precipitate Jan 6 investigation. Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4GnJET https://t.co/Mj7chU8mVI

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@CarmineSabia

Al Franken stole his election so let’s stop pretending that it was a travesty that he resigned. He should’ve never had the position to begin with.

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@allisonkilkenny

Stop Bringing Up Al Franken To Not Make The Point You Think You’re Making Challenge

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@PalmerReport

Can’t stop thinking about that time the former guy started ranting about Al Franken and it got autocorrected to “Al Frankenstein”

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@davidmweissman

Why was Al Franken held to a higher standard than Matt Gaetz?

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@Dantethecomic

Al Franken took a funny picture and lost his entire career over it by choice. He stepped down. Republicans will never do the same. https://t.co/RaocYKyWPY

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@sahilkapur

There is nothing implausible about this in a country that elected Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Franken and Donald Trump to powerful positions. https://t.co/RS65uXHPbv

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@alfranken

Election experts @marceelias & @AriBerman scare the crap out of you about the GOP’s national unified commitment to make voting harder. Subscribe on Amazon Music: https://t.co/IsFtpYbR7f https://t.co/tLhZa9lb8b

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@SenWhitehouse

.@alfranken in action. Go, Al! I was the sponsor and floor manager of that bill, and Franken was pretty funny that day. https://t.co/Ov4rOnHolz

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@JamesGleick

To this day, if you mention Sen. Al Franken on Twitter, people of undoubted sincerity, with good intentions, will inform you that he “groped” eight women. It’s not true. He probably groped none of them. The facts are there now, for anyone willing to look. https://t.co/bkgZ772uW0

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@KellyScaletta

@mkraju Funny how that's so different than his attitude toward Al Franken. https://t.co/FUJie8XNHc

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@alfranken

Dem election lawyer @marceelias & Mother Jones election rights writer @AriBerman scare you this week on The Al Franken Podcast. Here Berman on McConnell’s role: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4GnJET https://t.co/6tKNcjZNk8

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@AngryBlackLady

Imagine spending three years defending Al Franken. Wouldn’t be me, man. No sir.

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@AngryBlackLady

And if you’re dumping Jane Mayer’s New Yorker piece as if that proves something, her article was overly sympathetic towards franken as noted in this piece. https://t.co/cwiJYOBCjJ Why are you dying on this hill. It’s a real weird hill to die on.

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@imillhiser

If Al Franken hadn't resigned, I can't imagine that Doug Jones would have won the Alabama special election. Which means that Republicans would have repealed Obamacare and gutted Medicaid five minutes after John McCain died. https://t.co/7LF51F77ND

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@joshchafetz

PSA: A Republican politician doing something horrible does not require your 8000th attempt to rehabilitate Al Franken. Others doing worse doesn't excuse what he did, and we're better off with Tina Smith.

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@danielleiat

the blatant widespread misogyny in this constant narrative that Kristen Gillibrand "destroyed" Al Franken. I am very much not a fan, but it's noxious and gross and y'all need to watch how eagerly you move to hate a woman for something a man did.

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@paulkrugman

Podcasting about the Biden agenda and all that, with Betsey Stevenson and Al Franken https://t.co/rantLy50qO

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@alfranken

DAVID LETTERMAN joins me on The Al Franken Podcast. Here, I ask a brilliant question about his Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Subscribe on Amazon Music: https://t.co/IsFtpXUgfH https://t.co/9BxvUonFfT

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@davidmweissman

Republicans defend Matt Gaetz and the former guy while they have condemned President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, and Katie Hill.

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@eugenegu

I want to live in a country where ordinary American citizens like me have the same due process rights as Andrew Cuomo, Matt Gaetz, Brett Kavanaugh, Justin Fairfax, Ralph Northam, Al Franken, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Joe Biden and every other powerful politician who is accused.

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@alfranken

On the Podcast - The Border - National Immigration Forum (@NatImmForum) Head @anoorani on what brought us here & what to do going forward. Here - the cruelty of Sessions and Stephen Miller. Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4G68gj https://t.co/QWyOcdCYpL

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@alfranken

ANDY SLAVITT on The Podcast! A great one! AS USUAL with @ASlavitt! Here Andy and I discuss the insanity of lifting the mask mandate. Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4GnJET https://t.co/b4A7gnP1aY

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@alfranken

DAVID LETTERMAN is my guest on the podcast. Here’s a funny story: Subscribe to The Al Franken Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4G68gj https://t.co/COQKF4ldfd

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@alfranken

.@paulkrugman & I will be discussing the new paperback edition of his NYTimes bestseller, ARGUING WITH ZOMBIES at the @92Y. Even if you’ve been vaccinated, it’s Zoom only. Bad News: The Zombies are still arguing for ideas that were dead long ago! https://t.co/4pzVxB5i3c

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@alfranken

This week on The Podcast - Biden’s Senior Advisor on the Coronavirus @ASlavitt! Here, he gives us hugging guidance. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://t.co/cJzn4GnJET https://t.co/zU29097iSH

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@RawStory

Al Franken predicts how Dems will save voting rights — and what it means for the filibuster https://t.co/Uz4ltKze8I

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@alfranken

.@ASlavitt Biden’s Coronavirus Advisor joins me on The Al Franken Podcast. Turns out a vaccine only works if you get it. Subscribe on Spotify: https://t.co/oUEDlSoZV6 https://t.co/K4bxwyt52K

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@JoyceCarolOates

what might have been the result of an investigation into the allegations against Al Franken? perhaps he would still be a senator. perhaps not. but we will never know & many (of us) are totally puzzled why.

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@PostOpinions

This is what everyone needs to remember: Politicians are tried not just in legal settings but in the court of public opinion, @helaineolen writes https://t.co/OoBrOm15ie

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@mjgranger1

Washington Post opinion piece urges Democrats not to turn Andrew Cuomo into 'another Al Franken' https://t.co/WRTrOfmoM4 #FoxNews

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@eugenegu

The greatest threat to our democracy is a corporate media that weaponizes accusations of sexual assault without evidence or investigations to overthrow democratically elected Senators like Al Franken, Governors like Andrew Cuomo, and Presidents like Joe Biden without due process.

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@NormOrnstein

@mkraju Manchin has not made the 60-vote threshold a red line. He is very open to considering what Al Franken and I have suggested, making it 41 required to continue debate. That, combined with a talking filibuster, would be potent. A talking filibuster w 60 vote threshold won't work.

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@newsmax

Jimmy Kimmel and former Senator Al Franken seek to silence conservatives while ignoring their past 'un-woke' lives, says Chris Salcedo. https://t.co/VlT7z8v2lm https://t.co/wt8G9qKNDb

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@FoxNews

Washington Post opinion piece urges Democrats not to turn Andrew Cuomo into 'another Al Franken' https://t.co/tTNbq3sue4

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@washingtonpost

Opinion: Please, Democrats. Don’t turn Andrew Cuomo into another Al Franken. https://t.co/vaEnpoX8th

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@LouiseMensch

Not so easy to sell the Al Franken playbook to New York this time round, is it? No matter how many new stories surface at staggered intervals, or shocked hitpieces on good-faith, brief, COVID errors when the science was muddy. Due Process. It’s what’s for dinner. @NYGovCuomo

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@MotherJones

The plea to "stop Al Franken-ing" Cuomo is exactly what we don't need https://t.co/VQ6pt9mp2h

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@TomArnold

Before you compare Andrew Cuomo to Al Franken re-read Jane Mayer’s excellent, thorough The Case of Al Franken | The New Yorker https://t.co/gJThwbymgc

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@themaxburns

Folks tell on themselves when they single out and condemn @gillibrandny for ending Al Franken's career when no fewer than *32 other senate Democrats* also demanded Franken step down. https://t.co/DdamqP6Rzn

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@blakezeff

So, no, this isn’t a GOP plot. But ok, you still might be mad about Al Franken resigning. Does this mean, though, that no future Dem should ever leave office again? Without re-hashing the details of the Franken saga, here’s what we know about the Cuomo situation:

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@ryangrim

The Al Franken-Andrew Cuomo 2022 Democratic primary is gonna be lit https://t.co/iw2de6jsgn

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@blakezeff

If you or someone you know has an urge to defend Cuomo because of "Trump" or "Al Franken": Andrew Cuomo’s comeuppance is not an evil GOP plot. And it’s not hasty or unfair... by Cuomo's *own* standard. Having covered him & known many who worked for him, here’s the real story...

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@blakezeff

But I digress. The Al Franken “Don’t rush to boot another Democrat without more facts” defense is convenient for Cuomo, because it buys him time. The problem? Cuomo himself doesn’t believe a word of it. How do we know? I'll give you six reasons: https://t.co/aVyiSDuiBK

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@JaniceDean

Oh here's another good one. @SenGillibrand says she does not regret calling for @alfranken resignation, but can't bear to say the same for @NYGovCuomo https://t.co/HkIowp9op8

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@MotherJones

The plea to "stop Al Franken-ing" Cuomo is exactly what we don't need https://t.co/nlU5I0CsM1

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@MotherJones

"The New York governor is not the former Minnesota senator," writes @eenayo. "He’s worse." https://t.co/KCipvwJRCr

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@jacobgershman

"The louder and more numerous the calls for Andrew Cuomo to resign the governorship of New York, the more the Sun is inclined to urge him to hold out for impeachment." via @NewYorkSun https://t.co/CENT7xqf2x

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@ClistonBrown

Democrats: “Believe women!” Also Democrats: “These accusations against (Bill Clinton/Al Franken/Andrew Cuomo) are just a GOP hit job.” I guess “believe women” only applies until it’s one of ours. Every one of the people defending Cuomo would be calling for a Republican’s head.

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@ChristFinnegan

Yes, look how it turned out. Tina Smith was appointed and Dems were able to run in '18 without getting "WHAT ABOUT FRANKEN?" at every campaign stop. Smith won re-election by 11 points, more than Franken ever had. I like Al too, but I'd say it worked out fine. https://t.co/QFkzIFpVv2

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@Zigmanfreud

This is almost exactly what happened to Al Franken... Once blood is in the media waters, everyone whoever took a photo with Cuomo is reevaluating that experience through this new nefarious prism. I loathe Cuomo, but the truth/justice must still matter (at least a little!) https://t.co/0fGRQzdsKg

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@llerer

NEW: The allegations against Cuomo have intensified a conversation that has been happening within the party since Senator Al Franken resigned in 2018: What should happen to powerful liberal male politicians who are publicly accused of sexual misconduct? https://t.co/a6ZSD2k0DB

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@RealTimers

"Women and people of color lost one of their most powerful advocates when Kirsten Gillibrand decided to disappear Al Franken so she could have a 7-minute run for president. And we're in the midst of a pile-on right now." Watch @ProfGalloway & @LarryWilmore react to #CuomoResign: https://t.co/kMV3rQnmde

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@AngryBlackLady

yeah, minnesota got tina smith, who is as liberal as al franken and hasn't been accused of assault. this isn't the flex you think it is. https://t.co/WSdng9CXrk

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@StevenTDennis

Last time I saw this many lawmakers call on someone in their own party to resign in one day it was the Al Franken pile-on.

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@ChrisDJackson

Schumer has a job to do and it isn't telling the sitting Governor of NY what to do. And after the Al Franken situation, who even takes Gillibrand seriously? https://t.co/u9fwppVDjr

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@cvpayne

The walls are closing in but lots partisans are saying Cuomo should not be the next Al Franken, instead stay the course. Every person has the right to due process but Cuomo never extended that to the other side of the aisle. Discussing with @HeatherZuma https://t.co/wOdx8RPBqB

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@davidmweissman

I get it. I’m new here because when I think that Dems holding our own accountable would raise the bar for Republicans, history shows us that it doesn't mean a thing to them, for example, Al Franken.

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@AJDelgado13

Were Democrats hit on the head too many times? Al Franken... Katie Hill... You almost got rid of Joe Biden, even... Get some balls already and stop letting the GOP tell you what to do!!!! #CuomoResign ? NO.

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