Al Franken is resigning today.
He should resign.
Al Franken is my senator. I’ve voted for him, I’ve met him, given money to him, and I’ve looked up to him.
But, he should resign.
I’m incredibly sad that this person I counted on and looked up to and who represents me caused all this harm to people and acted in such repugnant way.
It’s okay that we feel sad about losing role models and people in the public sphere that we love. There are icons falling all around us and it’s hard and it’s upsetting to come to terms with what they’ve done and how they’ve hurt people.
We can feel sad and still know it has to happen. Know that justice is being done. Feel comfort, alongside the hurt, that we’re creating a society safer for us all.