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Al Franken Gave 'Non-Resignation Resignation Speech,' Didn't Apologize

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Thursday that he would be resigning in the coming weeks after allegations that he groped multiple women. But did he actually apologize in his big speech? Not really … most of his remarks covered his career in the Senate and the things he’s supposedly accomplished to help women.

“It was actually the most non-resignation resignation speech you will ever hear,” Glenn said on today’s show. “He basically said, ‘I didn’t do any of that stuff, but since they came after me first, I’m taking one for the team.’”

Read our explainer here for the full story about Franken’s resignation.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: In 1999, Al Franken wrote a satirical book called, Why Not Me? The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency.

Yesterday, in the real-life version of the story, Senator Al Franken resigned. Sort of. His announcement came after he drew the short straw and had to be tossed under the #MeToo bus by his fellow Democrat in the Senate. Most of them finally pressured Franken to resign after a sixth woman accused him of being too hands-on in his interactions with her.

It was actually the most non-resignation resignation speech you’ll ever hear. Franken said he would resign “in the coming weeks.” And he did not apologize for anything.

He basically said, “I didn’t do that stuff, but, since they came after me first, I’m taking one for the team. Which is pretty heroic of me to do. But it’s also super-ironic that an upstanding, virtuous Senator like me is getting taken down because those Republican dirt-bags are way worse. And that’s the most important thing I hope you remember from my remarks today.”

Until now, the liberals’ favorite senator from Minnesota was having a great year. He won rave reviews for his performance pretending to care about education while he grilled Betsy DeVos during her confirmation hearing. Then his bestselling book came out in May titled Al Franken – Giant of the Senate. Democrats said Franken was a well-liked, serious policy-maker. There were even rumors of him running for president in 2020.

But everything began unraveling for Franken last month, with that photo of him leering at Leann Tweeden’s chest as if he’s about to grope her while she was sleeping on a flight.

America is better off without Al Franken in the Senate (if he actually resigns). He’s a sleazy guy who spews a lot of crude hate toward conservatives. But we can’t lose sight of the Democrats’ larger strategy here. Franken’s number may have been up first, but he won’t be the last, on either side of the aisle. By sacrificing Franken, Democrats can now bunker in on the moral high ground and lob their bombs about Republicans hating women and electing alleged perverts. They’ve positioned themselves to appear more ethical than Republicans, just days before Alabama will probably elect Roy Moore to the Senate.

In the never-ending political chess match, the Democrats just made a bold move. Republicans, now it’s your move…

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