Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to announce Sen. Al Franken’s replacement at a news conference Wednesday morning.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday will announce his selection to fill the seat of Sen. Al Franken. https://t.co/hUyLc3WGnp
— Roll Call (@rollcall) December 12, 2017
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) December 12, 2017
FOX News says Dayton will name Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
Fox has learned that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) is expected to tap Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (D) as his choice to succeed Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who is resigning Wednesday.
— Mike Emanuel ?? (@MikeEmanuelFox) December 12, 2017
In this current climate, I advise against Mark Dayton tapping Tina Smith. https://t.co/31QjAn1Npa
— jon gabriel (@exjon) December 13, 2017
Tina Smith is not a surprise. However, just because the governor is naming a replacement until a special election can be held in 2018, there’s the matter of physically removing Al Franken from the seat so that Smith or whoever can sit there.
Do they know Franken has no real actual intention of resigning? Has anyone told them? https://t.co/FRPxOJGW9u
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 13, 2017
This ?100% this https://t.co/TJEh1OEMxp
— Dad Bod Mike (@bod25mike) December 13, 2017
As Roll Call reports, Franken has yet to set a date for his resignation. Let’s check in on Franken as the Alabama results begin to come in.
Al Franken watching the Alabama results like pic.twitter.com/7ALphPH5p7
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) December 12, 2017
Al Franken watching Alabama polls closely pondering his un-resignation strategy. pic.twitter.com/J4wxjTAAOQ
— matt’s idea shop (@MattsIdeaShop) December 12, 2017
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 12, 2017
Kinda seems like Minnesota Democrats are worried about Franken reneging on his retirement if Moore wins. https://t.co/MY0tcKTOxN
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 13, 2017
I’m trying to remember if Al Franken conditioned his upcoming resignation on Moore’s defeat.
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) December 13, 2017
I told friends days ago that Franken wasn't going. He stalks and physically attacks people who disagree with him, fer cryin' out loud. He's not going without a fight.
— Miss Lumps (@MissLumps) December 12, 2017
So we're all in agreement if Roy Moore wins today, Al Franken will use it as an excuse to not resign as promised?
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) December 12, 2017
Tomorrow's headlines today:
"Roy Moore wins."
"Al Franken reverses, announces he will not resign."
— Chris Pandolfo (@ChrisCPandolfo) December 13, 2017
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