You could see this one coming. When Franken made his speech on the senate floor, he said he'd be stepping aside in the 'coming weeks.' Many at the time said something was up when Franken didn't announce his resignation effective immediately. That speech on the senate floor took all the heat, all the spotlight off of Franken, now a few weeks have gone by and some Dem Senators are urging Franken to stay. What a shock.
Democrats Joe Manchin, Pat Leahy and 2 others say don't resign.
At least four senators, including two Democrats, have reportedly said that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) should reconsider his resignation.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told Politico that the deluge of Democrats calling for Franken to resign was “the most hypocritical thing” he has “ever seen done to a human being.”
“What they did to Al was atrocious, the Democrats,” Manchin added. “The most hypocritical thing I’ve ever seen done to a human being — and then have enough guts to sit on the floor, watch him give his speech and go over and hug him? That’s hypocrisy at the highest level I’ve ever seen in my life. Made me sick.”
Politico also spoke with sources familiar with a private conversation between Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Franken in which Leahy told Franken that he regrets calling for the Minnesota Democrat to resign.
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Flashback Poll: Only 22% of voters say Franken should stay in the senate, 50% say resign