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Steyer Dodges on Accused Sexual Harasser Al Franken Should Run for Office Again

"As far as I'm concerned, the most important question in any one of these 'should run, or shouldn't run' questions is what do the voters think," Steyer said.

By NTK Staff | 08.02.2018 @12:03pm

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer wouldn’t say whether he believes that disgraced former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) should run for office again during an interview on Thursday.

Franken resigned from the Senate after multiple women came forward last year and accused the former comedian of groping them or trying to kiss them forcibly.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was the first Democratic Senator to call for Franken’s resignation, and some Democrats believe that Franken was forced to resign too soon and blame Gillibrand for this.

During a recent interview with CBS Minnesota, Franken said that he hadn’t ruled out running for elected office again.

MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson asked Steyer if he believes that Franken should run again and whether Gillibrand is being unfairly attacked by Democrats for calling for Franken’s resignation.

“Oh, my gosh, I did not — to be fair, Hallie, I didn’t know that was an issue. You’ve just brought it up for the first time,” Steyer said.

Jackson then explained to Steyer the situation and asked Steyer again if he thinks Franken should run again.

“As far as I’m concerned, the most important question in any one of these ‘should run, or shouldn’t run’ questions is what do the voters think,” Steyer said. “I think if he does run, this will be a question where his behavior and his past is fully vetted and they put it up to the citizens of Minnesota.”

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