Published on Feb 19, 2018
Klobuchar: I Never ‘Publicly’ Called for Franken’s Resignation ‘Because We Are Colleagues’
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday morning that she did not publicly call for Sen. Al Franken to resign over several allegations of sexual misconduct because the two Minnesota Democrats are colleagues.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asked Klobuchar on “Morning Joe” about Franken’s decision to resign from the Senate. The comedian turned lawmaker announced on Wednesday that he will officially step down on Jan. 2, after seven women accused him of sexual misconduct, including unwanted kissing and groping. For weeks before then, Franken did not name a specific date for leaving office after originally declaring his intention to do so on Dec. 7.
“I would love to hear more from you on the issue of sexual harassment,” Brzezinski said. “There’s been a lot of discussion, debate about due process, and I’m wondering if you still think Al Franken’s resignation was a good idea, especially given that he was open to an investigation?”
“Well, I have firmly said that there should be an investigation the day that the first information came out, and I will say he himself made this decision to resign; it was not an easy decision,” Klobuchar said.
Franken(stein) Has Left the Building: The Communist Party Has Lost a Leader
Al Franken has resigned from the Senate. This is a major coup carried out by the Trump administration which was designed to impugn the character and integrity of Franken by encouraging women in Franken’s past to come out with cries of sexual impropriety. The man is a pig and his fellow troth drinkers have been put on notice. But what is going on in America is much, much more than meets the eye.
The Second American Civil War Has Already Commenced
All wars are first fought in the mind before they ever get to the battlefield. This is exactly what we have witnessed in our recent political history as America is just as divided as if the present date were to read, 1861. The metaphorical shots on Ft. Sumter have been fired. Both the revolution and the counter-revolution are on.
Al Franken is one of this civil war’s first casualties. However, it was a casualty that needed to happen. This conflict will most certainly escalate.
The Sex Scandals
Al Franken(stein) has left the building. He is only the latest victim of a modern day Salem Witch Trials in which the presumption of guilt, over innocence, reigns supreme in an extreme perversion of our legal system. The former Senator from Minnesota is just the latest political casualty in a war being waged for the control over political structure. Make no mistake about it, this former Senator was a directed target and a political casualty and Trump’s loyalists are at the heart of the plot to destroy this man, his reputation and his legacy. Some would argue that this man’s reputation and legacy needed destroying.
Al Franken has already been tagged as a communist subversive (see below) whose mision it is to destroy the United States. Al Franken was one of the Senatorial mainstays which encouraged the pursuit of Trump as a Russian subversive agent. In reality, it should have been Franken that was investigated for collusion. For example, in his fine work The Enemies Within, Trevor Louden identified Al Franken as a Senator who belonged to many front groups for the Communist Party. And according to Louden, the Communist party actually campaigned for Franken in his run for his senatorial seat as many of their members went d00r-to-door on behalf of this former Senator and his campaign.
Al Franken Is An Enemy Within
New Zealand Journalist, Trevor Loudon, documents, through his documentary entitled The Enemies Within), available on Amazon Prime, and the Louden piece details how the Communist Party of the USA itself has adopted a stealth plan to achieve revolutionary goals by decisions made in the 1970s to infiltrate and manipulate the Democratic Party. Loudon’s work documents how Al Franken is a member of several front organizations with strong ties to the Community Party as well as front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood..
“The Communist and Muslim Brotherhood infiltration plan is to form alliances with the radical elements in organized labor in conjunction with radicals in the African-American community and the feminist movement to establish a progressive coalition on the left that could dominate the national political agenda for decades to come.” Franken was friendly with the Progressive Caucus which is a front group for the Communist Party. Franken is not alone, but his actions and allegiances speak to his lack of commitment to the Republic and most importantly, the Constitution of The United States.
Trevor Loudon and former Congressmen West will tell you that there are 80 members of Congress who fit a similar profile to Franken. I have found even more and the number may pass 100 before all is said and done.
Here is merely a smattering of well-known names that fit this profile:
The House of Representatives
Sheila Jackson Lee
…and a further cast of dozens.
Source: The Enemies Within-Trevor Loudon
Was it dirty politics that brought down Franken? Perhaps it was, but this person, like so many other traitors serving in our government, needed to be brought down. Therefore, the Trump people performed a public service.
I estimate before it is all said and done that a full 20% of the Congress (both houses) have ties to radical groups who are dedicated to Communist Party/Muslim Brotherhood ideals which means the eradication of the Constitution and the elimination of all civil liberties not granted by the state, the breakdown of traditional American morality, the subversion of the election process so that leaders are selected not elected and the establishment of Sharia Law in place of the Constitution.
With these associations and his continual efforts in dividing the country, this Senator should have resigned. Our country has reached its saturation point with treason from its public officials. Franken had lost all credibility. Franken was not only a philanderer, he was a liar and a traitor. The Trump people could have not picked a better target.
One down and 79 to go.
Two women, including fellow state lawmaker, accuse Rep. Tony Cornish of sexual harassment
Allegations of sexual harassment and offensive behavior by male lawmakers swirled at Minnesota’s Capitol on Thursday, with DFL Sen. Dan Schoen facing demands from his own party’s leaders that he resign while two women leveled new complaints against Republican state Rep. Tony Cornish.
Late Thursday, House Speaker Kurt Daudt said he was suspending Cornish’s chairmanship of the House Public Safety Committee.
Rep. Maye Quade accuses lawmakers of sexual harassment
(KMSP) – Democratic State Senator Dan Schoen is accused of harassing several women. Now, there are allegations against another lawmaker and calls for resignations.
Erin Maye Quade, a Democrat from Apple Valley, has only been a state representative for 10 months, but already she has four stories of sexual harassment. Her sexuality, in part, appears to have made her a target as she is an out, married, lesbian.
Frey wins Minneapolis mayoral race
Jacob Frey is the next mayor of Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis City Council member emerged Wednesday from a crowded field of contenders as the winner of Tuesday’s election — a contest in which the city’s ranked-choice voting system added to the drama.
Under ranked-choice, since none of the Minneapolis candidates won a majority of votes in the initial count Tuesday night, election officials needed to continue moving through the ballots, counting voters’ secondary choices until one candidate snagged a majority. It left city residents hanging about the final results.
Frey had been leading in first-choice votes Tuesday night. By Wednesday afternoon, election officials said the tabulation of second- and third-choice results showed Frey the winner, defeating incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges, candidate Tom Hoch, state lawmaker Raymond Dehn and civil rights attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds.
After five rounds of tabulations, Frey and Dehn were the remaining candidates left in the process. Frey tallied 46,716 votes, Dehn came in at 34,971 out of a total of 104,522 votes cast, according to the unofficial results.
“I do think that people were looking for a fresh start right now,” Frey told MPR News Wednesday afternoon. “We have become a divided city … people were looking for a bridge builder.”
REVOLT! U.S. CITY ‘GROUND ZERO’ IN REFUGEE BATTLE
Why everyone is watching on both sides of migrant issue
Most Somali refugees start out here, at the United Nations Daadab refugee camp on the Kenya-Somalia border. Between 5.000 and 11,000 per year are sent to the United States, along with thousands of others from Syria, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
A small city in the Midwest is becoming “ground-zero” for a long-simmering battle over refugee resettlement that could have a ripple effect across the United States.
St. Cloud and the surrounding small cities of Central Minnesota have been the drop-off points for thousands of refugees coming from United Nations camps over the past 15 years.
This area was represented in Congress by conservative firebrand Michele Bachmann until 2015, and many of her supporters to this day believe the refugee industry tried to punish her for taking a strong stand against Muslim immigration.
Now, with the continued influx of refugees putting pressure on cramped schools and growing costs for policing and indigent healthcare – some taxpaying residents are beginning to ask a pointed question of themselves, and their elected politicians: “What’s in it for us?”
St. Cloud, MN: a microcosm of the battle ahead for cities targeted by federal refugee program
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 24, 2017
The dramatic change in demographic makeup and the escalation of tensions in St. Cloud came to my attention in the earliest days of writing this blog when my then blog partner, Judy, wrote in 2008 about how Somali students were harassing a service dog to such a degree that it caused the disabled student to leave the school.
See that story here.
It is a good thing that we captured some of that story because it seems to no longer be available at the St. Cloud Times, which surprise, surprise, seems to be the case for many of the articles we have reported on from St. Cloud in the ensuing 9 years.
Recommendation! I can’t do it here, but when I look at RRW’s archives on St. Cloud (that began with the dog abuse story) what immediately comes to mind is that what has happened to the city, now the third highest for the direct resettlement of Somalis in the state (Minneapolis and St. Paul, are numbers one and two), is that someone should do a documentary film or write a book about the transformation of a small American city that began with a meatpacking plant’s desire for cheap labor.
And what got me thinking about it this morning is this snarky editorial in the St. Cloud Times blaming the Christian haters for the tension there.
Before I get to that, take a look at my St. Cloud archive by clicking here.
A sampling of stories that you should look at include:
On this last post, I checked data at Wrapsnet and St. Cloud was getting Somalis directly, immediately after 9/11, but I believe Lutheran Social Services MN (the resettlement contractor there) didn’t open an office in the city until 2010.
But, direct resettlement doesn’t tell the whole story because Minnesota leads the nation in secondary migration (Somali refugees placed in other states move to MN to be with their own kind of people.)