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McCaskill: Allegations Against Franken Doesn’t Change ‘Great Body of Work’

Claire McCaskill has been all over the map, first calling Al Franken's apology "refreshing," then calling on him to resign, and now hailing his "great body of work."

By NTK Staff | 12.22.2017 @1:00pm
McCaskill: Allegations Against Franken Doesn’t Change ‘Great Body of Work’

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is giving her colleague, sexual harasser Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), some praise on his way out the door.

This week, McCaskill told Vox that the allegations against Franken – numerous women have claimed he groped or tried to kiss them without their consent – do not change the “great body of work while he was here.”

“There were credible allegations … that doesn’t change the fact that Al had a great body of work while he was here and was friends with many of us,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) told Vox. “What you are seeing are people respecting his body of work, but it doesn’t change the fact that we did the right thing regarding the allegations.”

McCaskill, facing a tough re-election fight in 2018, has been all over the map on Franken.

One of her first responses to the Franken allegations was that his apology was “refreshing.” At the time she added, “I think we ought to let that investigation [against Franken] run it’s course.”

Then, McCaskill called on Franken to resign, one of many Senate Democrats to do so.

Now, as Franken walks out the door in disgrace, McCaskill is talking up his “body of work.” That may not be what her constituents want to hear from her on a man who harassed and abused other women.

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