Bernie Sanders On Al Franken Resigning

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Articles

Bernie Sanders On Al Franken Resigning


>>THERE IS ONLY ONE GUY IN MY
OPINION MAKING SENSE, AND UNSURPRISINGLY IT IS BERNIE
SANDERS AGAIN. IT’S ON THE ISSUE OF AL FRANKEN AND INAPPROPRIATE
BEHAVIOR TOWARDS WOMEN. HE WENT ON CBS, LET’S WATCH.>>I HAVE TALKED TO DEMOCRATS AND
REPUBLICANS WHO SAY SENATOR FRANKEN MAY LIKELY STEPPED
DOWN TODAY, SENATOR MOORE POSSIBLY MIGHT BE JOINING THE
SENATE, AND HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF FAR WORSE THAN WHAT
SENATOR FRANKEN IS ACCUSED OF. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THAT, HOW
DO YOU SQUARE THAT?>>LET ME TAKE A STEP FURTHER, WE
HAVE A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO HAD ACKNOWLEDGED ON A
TAPE WIDELY SEEN ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY THAT HE ASSAULTED WOMEN. SO I WOULD HOPE THAT MAYBE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
MIGHT PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS GOING ON AND ALSO THINK ABOUT
RESIGNING.>>THAT IS IMPECCABLE LOGIC. AS
USUAL, THE ESTABLISHMENT IN WASHINGTON GOES, ALL BERNIE
SANDERS, MAKING SENSE AGAIN. 100% RIGHT AGAIN. OF COURSE
DONALD TRUMP WANT IT RESIGN. BUT HE ADMITTED ON TAPE THAT HE
GRABS WOMEN BY THE GENITALS, AND WE HAVE STORIES FROM PEOPLE WHO
SAY HE DID EXACTLY THAT, HE CORNERED ME IN A ROOM AND
GRABBED ME BY THE GENITALS, HE GROPED ME, HE ATTACKED ME. WE
HAVE 16 DIFFERENT WOMEN AT A MINIMUM CHARGING THAT DONALD
TRUMP HAS DONE THESE THINGS AND WORSE. HE ADMITS ON THE TAPE
THAT HE KISSES WOMEN WITHOUT PERMISSION, THE EXACT CHARGE
AGAINST FRANKEN. THAT’S THE SMALLEST OF THE CHARGES AGAINST
DONALD TRUMP. AND HE ADMITS IT. AND BILLY BUSH JUST CAME OUT AND
SAID YES, HE SAID IT RIGHT TO ME, THERE WERE SEVEN OTHER
WITNESSES, THERE IS NO QUESTION TRUMP ADMITTED IT, AND WE HAVE
WOMEN SAYING YES, HE DID IT TO ME. SO IF AL FRANKEN HAS TO
RESIGN, WHY DOESN’T DONALD TRUMP? WHY DO WE ALWAYS HAVE TWO
DIFFERENT STANDARDS FOR DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS? DEMOCRATS MUST CONCEDE, REPUBLICANS NEVER CONCEDE. I’M
SICK OF IT, YOU SHOULD BE TOO. SO HERE AGAIN, NOW THAT SENATOR
AL FRANKEN HAS RESIGNED FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR TOWARD
WOMEN, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP MUST ALSO RESIGN FOR FAR WORSE
BEHAVIOR TOWARD WOMEN. MAKE HIM RESIGN. DEMOCRATS CONSTANTLY
THROW THEMSELVES UNDER A BUS, AND FRANKEN MIGHT HAVE HAD IT
COMING, I DON’T KNOW IF HE DID IT OR NOT, IF HE DID THEN I’M
GLAD HE RESIGNED, I SAID FROM DAY ONE THERE SHOULD BE AN
ETHICS INVESTIGATION BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO TAKE THOSE CHARGES
SERIOUSLY, EVEN THOUGH BEFORE THE FIRST CHARGES CAME OUT ROGER
STONE SAID AL FRANKEN IS NEXT. THE RIGHT WING HATCHET MAN KNEW
THEY WERE TARGETING AL FRANKEN. I SET IT ON THE FIRST DAY, BUT
I’M SORRY I DIDN’T EMPHASIZE IT ENOUGH THROUGHOUT, THAT’S A
HUGE, TELLING SIGN. MOST OF THE WOMEN AGAINST AL FRANKEN ARE
ANONYMOUS, NORMALLY THAT’S FINE BECAUSE THERE IS A TON OF
PRESSURE NOT TO COME OUT, AND THERE MIGHT BE CONSEQUENCES,
ETC., I UNDERSTAND THAT FULLY. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE THE HATCHET
MAN OF THE REPUBLICANS SNICKERING ABOUT A PLOT AGAINST
AL FRANKEN, THEN YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF ANONYMOUS QUOTES —
OKAY, BUT AGAIN, IF YOU ACCEPT THAT AL FRANKEN DID SOMETHING
WRONG, AND I’M PERFECTLY HAPPY TO ACCEPT THAT, IF THE
INVESTIGATION HAD CONCLUDED THAT, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, THEN
YOU MUST HOLD TRUMP TO THE SAME STANDARD. IF WE DON’T HOLD HIM
TO THE SAME STANDARD, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? WHY DO DEMOCRATS
HAVE TO CONSTANTLY CONCEDE, AND REPUBLICANS NEVER CONCEDE? I’M
SO DAMN SICK OF IT. I DON’T KNOW HOW WE ARE GOING TO DO IT, IF A
BILLION PEOPLE SIGN THAT PETITION I KNOW HE WOULDN’T DO
IT, BUT AT LEAST IT CREATES PRESSURE. IT GETS THE REST OF
THE KNUCKLEHEAD MEDIA TO TALK ABOUT IT. GAYLE KING DID A GOOD
JOB, BUT IF YOU PROPOSE TO THEM MAINSTREAM MEDIA THAT THERE
SHOULD BE PRESSURE ON TRUMP TO RESIGN TODAY, FRANKEN RESIGNED,
TRUMP SHOULD RESIGN, THEY WILL SAY THAT WILL HAPPEN. WHY ISN’T
IT GOING TO HAPPEN? WHY DO DEMOCRATS CONSTANTLY HAVE TO BE
HELD TO A DIFFERENT STANDARD THAN REPUBLICANS? IT SHOULD BE
THE SAME STANDARD, THEY DID IT, THEY’VE GOT TO GO. IF FRANKEN
HAS TO RESIGN, SO DOES DONALD TRUMP. GOD DAMMIT!

100 Comments

  • cenk dont you understand that women's rights is a major part of the platform of democrats/liberals. Male rights, and traditional power is part of the GOP/conservative outlook on society. Obviously a scandal involving not respecting women is going to hurt a male democrat more, because a significant amount of democrat are democrats because they care about women's rights. That's not the case with the GOP.

  • He should have not resigened. I lost all respect for him after he did, unless he is truly guilty of something illegal. Then he should turn himself into the police. If not he is a bitch for quitting.

  • Don't worry Cenk, its frustrating, but Republican immorality will destroy them in the end. This is a time where the leopards show their spots & the reckoning will come later.

  • Trump's sexual misconducts were all out in the open, and he got elected anyway, because Hillary wouldn't be any better. She had e-mails, let's not forget the e-mails. And she stood by her husband when he cheated, which is, somehow, way worse.
    And Alabama is likely going to elect a child rapist to the Senate, because Doug "Abortion" Jones is weak on crime. Ya know, last I checked, Roe v. Wade had not been overturned. Thus, any effort to deny abortion rights to women is a clear subversion of the law. Republicans like to call themselves the party of "Law and Order" …except for all those pesky laws we don't agree with.
    I cannot wrap my head around what's been happening in the world since last November. It's like we are living in the Upside-down-bizarro world. Someone pinch me and tell me it was all just a weird, bad dream.

  • The Republicans didn't make Franken resign. The Democrats did. And Franken still could have said "no". He could have insisted on going through the ethics investigation. He didn't. This isn't about double standards. This is about weak sauce Democrats.

  • Cenks logic doesnt hold up. In Frankens own speech he himself claimed innocence – and come on, no honest person can say the Dems suddenly grew a conscience – they changed their positions overnight and threw Franken out ONLY for political reasons, just so they can get their little outrage game on like the brown buffalo does here. Which means, standards dont come into it – if Dems want to be sneaky and Franken a weakling, thats their business leave conservatives out of it.

  • Do people know that the world or this country allow these people have BF or GF …. but not allow to have the kid.. that is it …no one can live alone , everything in this world is always pairs .. we believe that ! If u think over budget because she didn't work that much , but she was dark celeb as I guess , and at the end of the story , who know one have to go on the moon or other planet , and the other get the cash , how about changing something a bit and fix few things better a lot more.. ( I can take the cash day by day till I die if I have to… or if you think he didn't know what else he could work … I said .. we eat less , use only we need and quit that things the things that society not happy and make it right , more respect to the country , care for more environmental, make more love and no bad and stupid ideas about the horrible things in the internet.

    But what I said I am sure that I won't do that, I know what I will do when it time to confront ..

  • Trump doesn't have to resign because Republicans don't give a shit about morals, they only act like they do. They care about power and rubbing in the noses of whichever group they are taught to hate.

  • I have always likely Al Frankin, but, I sense there is some huge sexual misconduct event in his past, or perhaps an affair, that he is avoiding coming out by resigning preemtively, thus he can sheild his family from going over and over in the news cycle what Daddy did, etc etc. Can't blame him, he knows what is most important, his family…..resign, take your pension, spend time with your family, and maybe start an independant comedy podcast show with Garrison Kellor out there in Minnisota. Oh well, another one bites the dust. This has got to be more than him putting an arm around some nervous woman's waist durring a photo shoot

  • Through out human history the right wing has always had more short term victories because it's less principled and it's ideology often encourages you to do what it takes to win. Even in WW2 you had left wing groups and people reluctant to take up arms.

  • Can't wait till America tweets trump you are fired thanks to our savior and savior to world Mueller Bernie will be our president

  • Smart tactical move by the Dems. It totally disarms the GOPigs’ favorite “what about so and so” defense when we attack tRUMP and MOOre on much worse accusations. If they wish to even the moral score, they’ll have no choice but to get rid of them first. Besides, the seat is not lost. It will still be a Dem. So, I see no point in crying about it, Cenk.

  • This is why Progressives AND Democrats needs to join forces! They may disagree with each other on MANY issues, but in the "climate" of Trump and the Republican Party………, "The Enemy of MY Enemy, is MY Friend."

  • Nothing says Fresh like the person who LOST to Hillary Clinton.. WHO herself LOST to Donald Trump! But sure Cenk, Bernie still "makes sense' in your head. What a wild ride it must be to be inside it.

  • Wait why should we believe Bernie? He claims he wasn't in the election for the money? But he has a new car worth $175,000? Owns 3 houses? He was poor but now he is rich all the sudden? Also he took a drive on the election? Rigged election to? Come on people don't be like sheep's clearly Liberals have an agenda to follow.

  • you also said from the very beginning that Franken shouldn't have resigned….not that he should have if the allegations were true.

  • One point that seems to have been lost is that the woman in the photo made her career being a sex object and posing nude in play boy magazine. How shocking that Al Franken would find it humorous to take a photo treating her like a sex object? Seems to be a a whole lot of cognitive dissonance going on with the people who are so offended by Al Franken. I guess Al Franken should have molested a bunch of children, then the Republicans would be trying to recruit him to join their party.

  • It's the liberals eating their own, as usual. The right sticks together no matter what, the left will sacrifice their own guys just to hang on to some nebulous "moral high ground". Pathetic.

  • I believe that Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand of New York who started the ball rolling to get Franken to resign did it to better position herself for her 2020 run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. One you get rid of a potential rival without losing your party a Senate seat since the Democratic governor of Minnesota will be appoint another Democratic who doesn't have a national profile like Al Franken has. Two you put yourself as the leader of the women's identity politics game the that Dems are playing right now.

  • I am sooooo sick of the hypocritical thuggish groping molesting pedophiliac Republicans and how they always get a free pass, often hiding behind religion (did you hear that Steve Bannon?).

    Moore: step down now!! Trump: resign yesterday!!!

  • WTF Cenk, Roger Stone started was the first day and David Brock was on the last day. Both hatchet men from the parties. A wee bit too coincidental, no?

  • There is all sorts of petitions going around but Trump is not going to resign too soon. I would love to see Trump resign.

  • Let's all support Seen Al Greene to impeach #45. I pray Mr. Mueller will be able to put 45 and all involved in prison. Soon. Real soon. Love your show.

  • Trump said,..”THEY LET ME,…..THEY LET ME GRAB THEIR PUSSIES”! ….he said he had consent.
    He didn’t say they don’t let him.
    STOP THE FAKE NEWS.

  • In Order for Trump to Resign he would have to care about what the American people thinks ? Well He does not give a shit about what the American people thinks ? unless its praising him ,That selfish [email protected]#$%^& Bastard !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hey scent , your democrats threw Bernie under the bus ,then paid him off with millions then bought him a nice mansion . Do a story on that you bias liberal son of a bitch .

  • Trump does not have to resign. People already knew about his past and they voted him in. Also, the reason those allegations did not hurt him was for the simple fact that Hillary's husband was known to not just talk about women in a sexual manner, he actually touched them.

    I have not been able to find a single Democrat who asked Bill Clinton to resign back in the day. I have not been able to find, on the internet, if Sanders had asked Bill to resign either. He was an independent at the time.

  • 12/10/2017. " Cenk is about to have HIS time " IN THE BARREL". Because an MSNBC Reporter lied, and knew it, knew the implications, and so did his Editors. Yet, his false report made the Stock Market lose almost 400 points! Cenk is also a Reporter, so by his logic, CENK must BARE MINIMUM, take a " Month off", or.." Spend more time with his Family". Permanently. My prediction will bear fruit, when you see Cenk attempt to take his little Corporation Public, in a TYT IPO. This signals DOOM.

  • This is why the democrats are losing, they eat their young, they are hypocrites with NO guts . It is the WORST hypocrisy to abandon Franklin and PRETEND trump isn’t 10x Moore guilty. Get my deliberate misspelling of more?

  • Democrats are paid to lose, Franken was one of the most liberal people in the US federal gov and he was awful, awful, awful and controlled opposition, his masters told him to fall on his sword to maintain the illusion that dems care about women. He can easily be replaced because he never really had anything to offer in the first place, except his loyalty to the establishment. The show must go on and the narrative has been too off track since Bernie accidently destroyed and exposed Hillary, so an ACTOR had to take his cue, IE Franken steps down instead of democrats actually doing something for women, no, the elite will offer up Franken as a scapegoat, but the root problems are systemic.

  • Why just limit this to behavior against women. This is about holding abusers of power accountable. Women have been powerless and abused, but so have been blacks, chinese, indians, latinos etc. Powerful people have takn full advantage of these vulnerable people and should be confronted with their actions and held to account. When will that happen? Why limit it to women?

  • How many perverts still represent the GOP in Congress? The DNC is cleaning house of as many as they discover and I agree. How can the GOP allow such perverts that can only drag the party down like all of the crap that they are now doing to the Country? The day will come when the GOP will be a party that is nothing of any importance and that day is next year so they are in a hurry to get the destruction complete as they have seen the people who will vote them out forever unless the electronic voting machines are hacked.

  • Cenk, feminist demanded his resignation. He didn't have a chance…who gave that photo to the press? He gave the photos to the woman than years later come out with the allegations. Probably the other photos showed a very different scenery..

  • Politicians go by the standards of their voters and too many of their voters are pro-rape. If their voters don't have standards why would their politicians? The Republican standard is "whatever I can get away with".

  • Different voter base, different standards to meet. Politicians read polls on their voters before they make any decision and Republican voters are fine with the things their politicians support.

  • Cenk, I really enjoy your show and respect your frustration, but please, keep your emotions in check.
    You're starting to sound like Glen Beck.

  • You guys are so funny… Trump made a "joke" on a buss… Franken was busted with his hands literally on a sleeping woman.. And he doesn't know if he did it or not

  • why do you also sound so shrill and if you were the only one offended by all the sh*t that is going on in the government? can't you report in a more professional manner? I'm not saying what you are reporting on doesn't deserve airing…

  • The problem is the Al Franken says his allegations are true, while Trump is denying. You have to give the benefit of the doubt. Innocent until proven guilty. He says women LET him do it. Its not harrasment if they let you do it.

  • We have double standards because of people like you. Jump to conclusions before the dust settles. And really!?! Al Franken basically retracted his statement and then stated that he doesn't remember it happening that way or he didn't believe it happened. Oh boy, big man he is. Some high standards he set. He took the playbook from Billy Bob Clinton and did what he could to avoid any punishment or even more condemnation from the public.

  • We need to fight the republican madness – Al Ranken resigned because a woman who takes her clothes off for men's magazines who worked for Fox News, and was influenced by Roger Stone, accused him of sexual impropriety? What Happened to due process?

  • Don’t be sick over being decent. That is why the Republicans are the bad guys, it’s just not like in the comic books, it’s not a few bad guys, it’s about half the country… or in this period about a quarter of the country being the villains

  • Difference between honesty and integrity. Al Franken has one major accuser and he promptly resigns. Both Trump and Moore have multiple accusers and they both stand firm. Different rules for different people…

  • The tape from 2005 that was just locker room talk? 😂 Answer: Because unlike the allegations Democrats bring up on Republicans, the allegations Republicans bring up against Democrats have solid proof sufficient to convict them forcing them to face repercussions for the heinous things they have done….kind of like you Cenk and your co-founder buddy Koller. Boy did this petty little rant age poorly for you.

  • Right, why didn't you give back your donation money Bernie? The man of the people bought a $650,000 beach house and a $170,000 super Audi. That's after he licked HRCs boots while she bent him over.

  • What I hear is that the limousine democrats are FED UP loosing with the Clintons and have decided to run some OTHER WOMAN (with whom they may well again lose, if their entire platform is Trump Hate again). Any male who may possibly become a candidate is being cleared-away (including our aging comedian – being replaced by a woman, who’d have guessed!). In any case, to keep the billionaires from loosing their stuff, any distraction will do. Thank you for playing your part, TYT!

  • Democrats concede and Republicans do not because Democrats have become Old Retired Republicans. Retired Boomers whom want to control the new working young democrats do not really care. This is why Old Democrat crashed the Party into a Republican set of values.

  • If AL Franken doesn't man up and step down for his sexual crimes how do you expect Trump to do the same. Be a man AL and admit your wrongs and step down. And stop trying to censor the other Internet. Google "al franken trying to censor the internet"

  • Bernie Sanders is the man! Acknowledges the facts and is certainly right. Establishment will not respond. Obviously.

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