In the wake of the sexual scandals surrounding him, Senator Al Franken announced that he would resign. It was difficult to find an apology within his resignation. It may not have been in there. It was also impossible to find out when he is leaving as that information has not been released yet.
What is clear is that the Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has the authority to name Franken’s replacement. The Governor, also a Democrat, has selected his Lt. Governor, Tina Smith.
As Written By Paul Bois for the Daily Wire:
Now that “gropey” Al Franken has been booted from the Senate, Minnesotans can look forward to having him replaced by a politician free from controversy and one who is better able to represent the voice of the people. Right?
Replacing Sen. Franken will be former Planned Parenthood executive Tina Smith, announced today by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, according to LifeNews. Naturally, pro-lifers have expressed deep disappointment.
Leo LaLonde, President of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, called her appointment “egregious.”
“Gov. Mark Dayton’s appointment of Tina Smith to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate is overwhelmingly disappointing to the state’s pro-life majority,” he told LifeNews. “An abortion industry insider, Ms. Smith is a former vice president of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, the state’s leading performer of abortion. The choice of Ms. Smith is particularly egregious to Minnesota’s pro-life citizens, who will have no representation in the Senate.”
He added: “Most Minnesotans are pro-life. They support greater protection for unborn human beings. Minnesotans need someone who will fight for justice for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn.”
Tina Smith has been currently serving as the state’s lieutenant governor. LifeNews profiled her long and well-documented history of advocating abortion on…….
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