In an interview with Washington Post Live on Wednesday, former Saturday Night Live comic and Senator Al Franken (D-MN) mused that “it would be tempting” to run for office again after he resigned from the Senate in December 2017 amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
Asked why he regrets resigning, the former comedian Franken launched into a defense against the accusations that scuttled his unimpressive political career, claiming his fellow Senators “made it impossible for me to get due process.. I had 36 of my colleagues demand that I leave, and I didn’t get due process, and it was a pretty awful experience for me and my family.”
So now Franken has an inkling of what it’s like to have Democrats target you for personal destruction, like they did Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and others.
Pressed on how the accusations shaped his life for the last four years, the former funny man responded, “I don’t want to discuss it here, right now. How’s that?” But asked if he plans to run again, the former SNL star said, “I don’t know. I certainly loved my time in the Senate. I loved the job. I got a lot done. I was able to accomplish things I couldn’t accomplish anywhere else, I don’t think. So yeah, it would be tempting to try to do that again.”
Please do run for the Senate again, Al. Do your part to help ensure a Republican election landslide.