Al Franken’s Farcical Resignation Speech

Al Franken’s resignation speech made no sense. If he is innocent as he claims (he says some of the allegations were untrue and he remembers the rest differently than his accusers) and if he is as confident that the Ethics Committee would vindicate him as he says, he shouldn’t be resigning. Indeed, a duly-elected senator wrongly accused owes it to himself and his constituents to fight on — lies and mis-remembered accounts shouldn’t chase anyone from the Senate. Franken tried to square the circle by saying that he couldn’t go through an ethics committee investigation and effectively serve Minnesotans at
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Author: Rich Lowry