Al Franken considers political comeback attempt: 'Keeping my options open'

Posted 12 days ago


Former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., left the door open to running for public office again despite being ousted from the Senate by his own party amid sexual misconduct allegations in 2018.

Speaking to Massachusetts-based newspaper The Republican, the 70-year-old Franken talked about his new standup tour titled "The Only Former U. S. Senator Currently on Tour," but also mentioned his political action committee and his potential political future.

"I’m keeping my options open," Franken said. "Right now my focus is on doing this (tour) and doing other stuff that is more politically blatant."

Remembering when he resigned the Senate seat to which he was twice elected in Minnesota, Franken said, "Well, I wanted due process, but I had 36 colleagues and a majority leader who wouldn’t give it to me, so it was impossible. But you do have some regrets. It was a very weird, tough situation at that moment," Franke... (Read more)