Democrats would like America to believe they’re the morally superior party, but do their actions back them up?
Liberals’ reaction to the sexual allegations and ultimate resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has served as a litmus test for the left’s true morality.
Following Franken’s official resignation announcement on Thursday, many left-wing celebrities took to social media to voice their outrage, suggesting a greater concern for politicking than for their self-proclaimed moral crusade.
Actor-comedian Tom Arnold blasted Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden, claiming Trump allies “coached” her to destroy the Senator’s reputation.
I’m disappointed with my friend Leeann Tweedon. Her partner at KABC John Phillips is a Roger Stone pal & they coached her for weeks to bring Al Franken down. I’d hoped she’d use her voice to speak out for all women again predators like Roy Moore & Donald Trump but she’s a birther
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) December 7, 2017
I’ve gone to bat for Leeann 100 times this last month hoping she’d at least reveal her whole truth too but she ghosted me. I know every single detail of this political manipulation. KABC should lose their license. Promoting a fraud is a federal offense & FCC violation. https://t.co/QY1Cxne5tw
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) December 7, 2017
Actress Alyssa Milano, who has been a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement, used the occasion of Franken’s resignation to go after Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Trump.
At the very same time that we are asking Franken to resign from senate — we are allowing an accused child molester to run for senate.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 6, 2017
Milano’s tweet represented what many conservatives believe to be the real motivation behind the push to oust Franken. With Franken and Dem Rep. John Conyers forced out over sexual harassment charges, liberals will be free to attack Roy Moore and Trump with a “clean slate” so-to-speak.
Actor Josh Gad was on it, and went so far as to lavish praise on Franken before setting his sights on the President.
Good on #AlFranken for doing the right thing. Now let me remind everyone that a man who openly brags about grabbing women by the pussy is still our President while campaigning for an accused child molester who looks like he’s going to win a Senate seat.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 7, 2017
Other celebrities, including singer Clay Aiken and actor Don Cheadle, openly lamented Franken’s impending departure from Capitol Hill.
Did we police our own or eat our own today? I don’t know, time will tell. I do know that Rodger Stone is taking a victory lap somewhere, and I feel Sick. https://t.co/KDI8EtxkyO
— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) December 7, 2017
A dark day for America. Franken bullied out of office. What did he do? Nasty Sean Hannity is gleeful. They win again. Democrats eat their young.
— Eric Bogosian (@ericbogosian) December 7, 2017
We are spending a lot time saying Al Franken has to go and not nearly enough time MAKING Roy Moore go. Prioritize y’all.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 6, 2017
Some stars, such as actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, said Franken, Moore, and President Trump all deserve due process before facing the consequences of allegations.
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
No. Happy to see Franken go when offenses are evidenced. Wish he would have endured the ethics probe because then, when Moore arrives in the Senate, precedent would demand the same of him. There is a process. It matters that we ran past it here. https://t.co/fsmf4SvAIz
— David Simon (@AoDespair) December 7, 2017
A few were simply happy to see the embroiled Franken go.
Obviously you aren’t into child abuse, obviously you aren’t into sexually harassing women. Neither am I, friend. I hope Al Franken resigns today. I don’t want people like that leading us. We should all set a strong boundary on these issues together.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 7, 2017
This is what character & humility look like. https://t.co/o6iD9dohvW
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 7, 2017
Conservatives quickly responded to the liberal meltdown.
It doesn’t matter how many times it is written or said, real Americans do not care what the Hollywood bubble people think or say. (Same for the fake media.)
— James (@SwejaCoNor) December 8, 2017
It’s a DARK DAY for the DARK SIDE OF AMERICA.
— Anthony Imperato (@AnthonyImperat6) December 8, 2017
They don’t care about Al the Creeper Franken. What they are upset about is more loss of power. Another Democrat loss
— Bo Hopkins (@BhopkinsBo) December 8, 2017
Damn…thought this was a bright new dawn of justice for women….oh yes… justice…I can understand why Hollywood sees it as a dark day…cockroaches and rats run for cover when the light comes on.
— Dayner (@dana_ma) December 8, 2017
Most of these Hollywood SLIMEBALLS are just as guilty as Franken. That’s the reason they defend him. Take care of their own.
— Jh (@hj10149) December 8, 2017
I love Liberal Tears!!!!!! Santa has delivered this December like never before!
— Fernando Anzoategui (@f_anzoategui19) December 8, 2017
— Silence Dogood (@76SilenceDogood) December 8, 2017
To Patton Oswald you must be kidding. Al Franken has no character. He got caught red handed.
— Charlotte P (@charlp20) December 8, 2017
And how is a ex comic turned politicians ” stepping down ” for sexual misconduct a ” dark day”?? Hollywood is becoming darker and more weird!
— Joanne Figs (@figs_joanne) December 8, 2017
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