Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. gestures as he leave the stage after speaking during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Looks like we can stick a fork in Al Franken.
UPDATE: 9 Democratic senators have called on Sen. Franken to step aside:
• Sen. Gillibrand
• Sen. Hirono
• Sen. McCaskill
• Sen. Hassan
• Sen. Harris
• Sen. Murray
• Sen. Baldwin
• Sen. Casey
• Sen. Donnelly
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— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 6, 2017
That’s nine and there will probably be more by the end of the day.
The memo went out about an hour ago.
Wow — in 10 minutes, five Senate Dems have called on Franken to resign. Gillibrand Hirono McCaskill Hassan Murray
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) December 6, 2017
AL FRANKEN TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW: STATEMENT
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 6, 2017
Regarding the senators turning on Franken: yes, it's late and calculated. Here's what they have going for them: "better late than never" is a more credible argument when examples of the "never" are still demonstrably going on, like with Moore.
— FaintGlimmerofHopehat (@Popehat) December 6, 2017
Given the weeks-long silence from Dems on the Franken stuff, you have to assume this is part of a coordinated last-second push vs. Roy Moore in Alabama.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 6, 2017