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Planned Parenthood Exec Appointed to Replace Al Franken

Minnesota has always been a tad eclectic when it comes to politics (no offense to our loyal readers in Minnesota).

But rest assured, voters have made it clear they’re done with the antics of former funny-man Al Franken.

The question that begs an answer is whether they’re willing to tolerate his replacement.

Today Gov. Mark Dayton appointed his Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill the vacated seat in the Senate after Franken’s disgraced ouster.

The problem is Smith is a former VP for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota.

With the organization currently under investigation by the DOJ and with defunding measures running through several states (and possibly Congress), Smith may be illegitimate before she even takes a seat in her literal seat.

Here’s more from Restate…

Minnesota is exchanging a serial sexual assaulter for a woman who used to help head one of the largest abortionists in the world.

Democratic Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has announced that replacing Al Franken will be Tina Smith, the state’s Lieutenant Governor and former VP of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, according to Reuters.

Dayton appointment Wednesday morning, and Smith, 59, will run in a special election for the seat next year.

Reactions have already begun to come in, specifically from that of the pro-life crowd.

“Gov. Mark Dayton’s appointment of Tina Smith to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate is overwhelmingly disappointing to the state’s pro-life majority. An abortion industry insider, Ms. Smith is a former vice president of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, the state’s leading performer of abortion. The choice of Ms. Smith is particularly egregious to Minnesota’s pro-life citizens, who will have no representation in the Senate,” he told LifeNews.

He added: “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.”


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