The dam is breaking. After a seventh woman came out today to accuse Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct, at least 10 of his Democratic colleagues (so far) have called on him to resign.
The reactions on Twitter have been mixed, ranging from cynicism over the timing to invocations of Roy Moore:
Let’s be honest: it’s a complete joke how coordinated all these female Democratic Senators are in only NOW (after victim #7) calling for Franken’s resignation, each two min after the other. Schumer told them what to do, and that’s it.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) December 6, 2017
Compare and contrast Gillibrand, McCaskill, Hasan, and Hirono with RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel. Step up, Republicans!
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) 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.
— 18 Popehat 1001 (@Popehat) December 6, 2017
“It’s time for him to step aside.” — Sen. Patty Murray on Franken.
Turn the lights out, Al
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 6, 2017
I’d say that @alfranken should call his office, but he probably won’t have one by day’s end.
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) December 6, 2017
Can’t see how Franken continues now. He could keep his seat, but with female colleagues telling him to go, he’ll be a pariah in his party.
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) December 6, 2017
If the Gillibrand weathervane is pointing towards “resign” you know Franken’s in trouble https://t.co/tVmqjajRTz
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) December 6, 2017
Say goodbye, Al. pic.twitter.com/kO3QyrDrp5
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) 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
Weird to see people insist that the writing was on the wall for Franken.
We are literally watching right now the exact opposite in Alabama: a case where attacking your accusers and waiting for your president and party to rally behind you likely will work.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) December 6, 2017
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