Tony Katz Today
Al Franken's Speech was Elitist, Pompous
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Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota announced Thursday that he is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately.
Franken might be stepping down, but he's clearly under the impression he's done nothing to merits the decision. Franken did not apologize during his speech and called out President Donald Trump, who was accused of sexual assault during his presidential campaign, and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces accusations that he pursued relationships with teenagers and committed sexual assault while he was in his 30s.
"I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party," Franken said.
WIBC host Tony Katz heavily criticized Franken's comments, referring to them as 'elitist' and 'pompous.'
That's gotta be the worst speech I have ever heard in my life. He sounded petty, he sounded elitist. He admitted absolutely nothing. He was clear to say that the allegations were not true and many of the things he remembers differently. He was elitist, he was snobbish; I am stunned.
Click below to hear Tony's full commentary on Al Franken's speech: