Ex-Minnesota Senator Al Franken set his sights Monday on Republican rival President Donald Trump.
The former lawmaker told MSNBC: “Joe Biden is a person with tremendous empathy. And he’s going to be, I hope, inheriting a country that unfortunately is badly wounded right now. And we need someone who can heal and not someone who can only, only, only divide. That’s this guy’s one move. Joe Biden has to win and win big for a number of reasons.”
He said, “One, if Trump wins, it’s a disaster for a democracy, and it’s disastrous for our country. Two, they’re going to do everything they can to cheat. My last podcast was on trying to get, you know, vote by mail. There’s no reason not to vote by mail. We have five states that vote 100% by mail. There’s no fraud in those states.”
Then stated, “They’re going to do everything they can to suppress votes. And finally, if it’s a close election, he may not leave.” And saying of 2020 voters, “they want a government run by professionals, not corrupt cronies.”
Plus he added, “So, I think the good news is, you know, you saw Trump the other day, Hannity asked him what his goals were for a second term. He had nothing, absolutely nothing. Joe Biden can answer that question what he wants to do. He wants a competent government that can build infrastructure. Americans want roads and bridges and airports and trains that just reasonable the rest of the developed world.”
Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate representing Minnesota in 2008. On December 7, 2017, Franken announced he would resign due to sexual misconduct allegations against him. The former funny man made his bones with “Saturday Night Live.” Prior to his political career, Franken had also hosted his own national radio show and written several New York Times-bestselling books. Serious charges made by the North Star State Democrat.