Lewandowski: ‘I’m not convinced Al Franken is going to resign from the Senate’

Corey Lewandowski said Sunday he’s unsure if Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will actually leave the Senate, despite the senator’s announcement he was resigning following sexual misconduct allegations.

“I’m not convinced Al Franken is going to resign from the senate. What day is he leaving? He never gave us a day. This is all media driven. This is to let the story die down,” Lewandowski, who served as President Trump’s campaign manager, told “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz on Fox News.

Franken resigned from the Senate last Thursday following calls from roughly two dozen Democratic senators to do so.

“I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” he said in a defiant speech on the Senate floor, adding that some allegations against him are untrue and he remembers others differently.

{mosads}Franken has faced allegations of sexual misconduct since mid-November, when radio host Leeann Tweeden said he kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour.

Since then, multiple women have come forward saying Franken inappropriately touched them during photo ops and at other events.

Lewandowski then argued the people of Alabama should decide the fate of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing accusations from multiple women that he made advances on them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

David Bossie, who served as the deputy director of the Trump campaign, said on the program the difference between the allegations that led to Franken’s resignation and those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is that there is photographic evidence of Franken’s actions. 

“You let the voters of Alabama make the call for themselves and whether they think it’s been adjudicated,” Bossie said.

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