Senator Franken Blasts Trump And GOP During Final Speech Before Resignation

On Thursday, Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) blasted President Trump and the GOP while giving his final speech from the Senate Floor.

 

“The values being advanced by the president and his allies in Congress simply don’t represent my belief that our economy, our democracy and our country works best when they work for everyone,” Franken said.

 

He added that the Republican agenda is “consolidating political economic power in the hands of corporations and the very wealthy.”

 

“Who will stand up and fight for more honest debate? … I hope that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will stand up for truth.”

 

“There’s something wrong with the way that we are arguing. It started long before 2016. Lurking behind each of those issues isn’t just a difference of opinion or a different of values. There’s something far worse, a lie,” Franken said.

 

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) applauded Franken following his speech.

 

“I think that last call of action that he left us with …. the truth in what we do and truth in politics is something that no one should forget in this chamber. It is one way that Al’s work will live on,” she said.

 

Franken resigned from the Senate after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

 

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