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Al Franken Rips Senate Democrats For Being Flaccid

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Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

Former Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken ripped Senate Democrats on Friday for not “fighting back” against Republicans who he claims are responsible for politicizing the Supreme Court.

Franken, who resigned in disgrace in December 2017 after being accused of groping multiple women, claimed in a USA Today op-ed that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be disqualified for his praise of Trump’s selection process.

“Recall that, in his opening remarks at the White House ceremony announcing his nomination, Judge Kavanaugh praised President Donald Trump’s diligence, declaring that ‘no president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination,'” Franken wrote, calling Kavanaugh’s remark “extremely untrue.”

Franken said it’s “maddening” to watch Republicans “continue to pretend that they still have any respect for the high-minded ideals that are supposed to preserve the impartiality and independence of the Supreme Court.” (RELATED: These Leftists Want Democrats To Pack The Supreme Court Once Trump Is Gone)

He concluded that “it’s time for all of us on the left to recognize that Republicans have already destroyed the independence of our judicial system and turned it into yet another partisan battlefield — and then figure out how we’re going to start fighting back.”

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