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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Resignation of Senator Al Franken

December 7, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on the resignation of Senator Al Franken:

“Today is a sad day for Minnesota. Senator Al Franken has been more than a colleague — he has been a friend and an ally on the issues that are most important to Minnesota families. Al’s voice and vote were instrumental in extending health care to millions of Americans, helping our students succeed, and upholding our commitments to tribal nations.

“As we move forward, I know that Governor Mark Dayton will appoint a qualified person to serve Minnesotans in the Senate. I look forward to working with our new Senator to help Minnesota families and stand up to President Trump and the Republicans’ divisive agenda.”