Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken recently announced that he will be resigning after being accused of sexual harassment. Following Franken’s announcement, Democrats have named Tima Smith, an abortion lobbyist, to replace Franken in the Senate.
According to The Washington Examiner, Smith’s resume includes her time as a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood. She served as the Vice President of Public Affairs for the abortion giant and was a registered lobbyist for the organization.
In that role, Smith reportedly lobbied against parental consent for young women seeking abortions and also argued against waiting periods for abortions.
While Smith worked as a Planned Parenthood lobbyist, the organization led the state in the highest number of abortions performed each day. It remains to be seen whether Smith will bring her extreme pro-abortion views to the Senate.
Franken was forced to resign after several women came forward accusing him of sexual harassment. A picture also recently surfaced that shows Franken grinning while sexually harassing a sleeping woman. The picture and the allegations sparked a public outcry, and Franken ultimately announced his resignation, following the resignation of fellow Congressman John Conyers, who was also accused of sexual harassment.
Allegation of sexual harassment and the fallout from them have held a prominent place in the news for weeks, and initially gained momentum after allegations of sexual harassment and abuse were levelled at Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.
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Publication date: December 14, 2017