It was a little touch and go there for a few days after Al Franken announced he was planning to resign but then didn’t resign. A lot of people were speculating that if Roy Moore won on Tuesday that Franken would change his mind and use that as an excuse to stay. That wasn’t really that farfetched.
Well, Roy Moore failed to pull it off in Alabama and an abortion extremist will now be representing the great state of Alabama as a Democrat. Bad news.
The news just got even worse. Al Franken is now officially stepping down and guess who was named as his replacement.
Another abortion radical! A former Planned Parenthood VP.
From The Daily Caller:
Tina Smith, the Democrat who is poised to take over resigning Sen. Al Franken’s seat, served as the public policy vice president at Planned Parenthood for Minnesota and the Dakotas from 2003 to 2006.
“The choice of Ms. Smith is particularly egregious to Minnesota’s pro-life citizens, who will have no representation in the Senate,” said Minnesota Citizens for Life President Leo LaLonde, according to LifeSiteNews. “Most Minnesotans are pro-life. They support greater protection for unborn human beings. Minnesotans need someone who will fight for justice for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn.”
Al Franken was out of his mind when it came to abortion but at least he wasn’t as far gone as this lady.
Here’s more about Smith.
From CBS News:
Smith, a Democrat, took office as Minnesota lieutenant governor in January 2015. The following year, she was named one of the top 25 most influential women in state politics by CQ Roll Call. Smith graduated from Stanford University with her bachelor’s degree, and from Dartmouth College with her MBA.
Smith, 59, was born in, and she moved to Minnesota in 1984 to take a marketing job with General Mills. She grew more political active in the 1990s, founding her own marketing and political consulting firm and eventually managing Walter Mondale’s unsuccessful 2002 Senate run as well as his son Ted Mondale’s 1998 governor for candidate — also unsuccessful.
She had a stint as a vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, from 2003 to 2006. After that, she served as chief of staff to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak before taking the same job with Dayton.
It’s pretty much a pick your poison situation but the good news here is that she will have to run for the seat in 2018 and Donald Trump only lost Minnesota in 2016 by a point. The Republicans have an opportunity here to flip this seat if she does a poor job over the next year and even if she does a good job that’s not much of a track record. We should all be glad that Al Franken isn’t in the Senate anymore. The guy had no business there in the first place. However, it’s a little disheartening that the pro-life movement will have such a strong enemy in the Senate.