Franken: Clinton, Dems need to ‘move on’ from 2016 loss

Franken: Clinton, Dems need to ‘move on’ from 2016 loss
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Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenMinnesota GOP Senate candidate compared Michelle Obama to a chimp in Facebook post Former campaign aide to New Jersey governor says she was sexually assaulted by his ex-staffer Prosecutor drops some charges against Harvey Weinstein MORE (D-Minn.) said Thursday that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC Dems fear party is headed to gutter from Avenatti’s sledgehammer approach Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight MORE and other Democrats must “move on” from losing the 2016 election to President TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE.

“I love Hillary,” Franken told Yahoo News Thursday. “I think she is very prepared to be president of the United States … and I think she has the right to analyze what happened, but we do have to move on.”

Franken's comments come a day after Clinton ripped the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during Recode's Code Conference in Ranch Palos Verdes, Calif. 


"I mean, [the DNC] was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency," Clinton said. “Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it.”

Clinton also derided the media’s coverage of the private email server she used during her tenure at the State Department.

“[It was] the biggest nothing-burger ever,” she said. “They covered it like it was Pearl Harbor. There was no law against it, no rule against it, nothing of that sort. I was very responsible and not at all careless.”

Critics argued that Clinton may have jeopardized sensitive national intelligence by using a personal storage device at State.

Franken also argued during his interview that one way to move on was to work for the people who voted for Trump.

“We have to move on by proving we are a party that cares about a lot of the people who voted for Donald Trump," he said. “We are the ones fighting for average, working people.”