After Sen. Al Franken’s resignation, Twitter has divided on whether President Donald Trump should resign or not.
Actress Ellen Barkin showed support for Franken while decrying Democrats for their part in his resignation, tweeting: “1) Dear @alfranken , I am a woman. I have seen more than my fair share of abuse from all sides of the aisle. I am completely shook that you are resigning. When will dems see that they get nothing by taking the ‘high ground’ except a 6ft grave. #resist.”
1) Dear @alfranken , I am a woman. I have seen more than my fair share of abuse from all sides of the aisle. I am completely shook that you are resigning. When will dems see that they get nothing by taking the “high ground” except a 6ft grave. #resist
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) December 7, 2017
Sad to see that Sen. Al Franken has had his political career cut short by foolish actions he took many years ago that showed a lack of respect for women.
If he's leaving the Senate, then why is Donald Trump still President? How can the RNC support Roy Moore?#TheResistance
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) December 7, 2017
This is how a Senator would resign on The West Wing.
— 🌎Joshua Malina🌎 (@JoshMalina) December 7, 2017
Also… Anyone else for #DueProcess ? How about an investigation into @alfranken (and @MooreSenate and @realDonaldTrump !!!) FIRST? @ACLU @benwizner @billyeichner @billmaher @SarahKSilverman @AoDespair @petersarsgaard @jeremyscahill https://t.co/llSTGlhtUa
— Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) December 7, 2017
Al Franken has announced his resignation. Good. It was the right decision.
Now, I need every Democrat in the Senate and House to demand the resignation or impeachment of Donald Trump. Immediately.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) December 7, 2017
Franken also received surprising support from Republicans, including Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who said the second-term senator should not have stepped down.
Franken 1,053,205 Minnesotans picked him for senate in 2014
30 self appointed 'pure'senators want him out
What happened to popular vote
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 7, 2017
Franken should not have resigned. His fate should have been left 2the people of MN. Moore, who had sexual contact w a 14-yr old, should drop out. Conyers, who hit on his employees, should have resigned. Franken is a creep who acted inappropriatly, but his facts are different.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 7, 2017
It’s true: if Al Franken should resign, so should Donald Trump. But the fact that Trump won’t resign doesn’t mean Franken shouldn’t. Democrats holding themselves to higher standards is a step towards everyone being held to higher standards. It doesn’t happen all at once.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) December 7, 2017
Al Franken did need to resign. But I can’t avoid seeing him as a sacrificial lamb. I’m morally certain that many sitting Senators and Representatives of both parties — and both genders — are guilty of even worse sexual exploitation both in office and before being elected.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 7, 2017
Al Franken lost his senate seat.
Harvey Weinstein lost his company.
Anthony Weiner is in jail.
Roy Moore is STILL the Republican candidate for Senate.
Donald Trump is STILL the PRESIDENT.
Don't tell me there's no difference between the parties.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 7, 2017
Harvey Weinstein ✔️
Kevin Spacey ✔️
Louie CK ✔️
Bryan Singer ✔️
Jeffrey Tambor ✔️
Charlie Rose ✔️
Matt Lauer ✔️
Garrison Keillor ✔️
John Conyers ✔️
Al Franken ✔️
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) December 7, 2017