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Former Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken took to Twitter on Saturday to endorse Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney in her bid to win reelection in Wyoming.
“I’ve decided to endorse @RepLizCheney for the Republican nomination for the House seat In Wyoming it’s my first time endorsing in a GOP primary,” the former senator tweeted. “But I think Al Franken’s support will carry a lot of weight with WY Republicans.”
The tweet gained a raucous reaction with nearly 6,000 retweets and over 50,000 likes from those that criticized the endorsement and a few who supported the speculation.
“Maybe she can hit the road with you on your comedy tour when she gets voted out, because she sure as hell isn’t getting re-elected,” Florida Republican Congressional Candidate Lavern Spicer tweeted.
CHENEY, FACING NEAR CERTAIN DEFEAT IN WYOMING’S GOP PRIMARY, EYES BIGGER BATTLE AHEAD
Some, together with comic Tim Young, took the chance to remind Franken of the scandal involving an image of him groping California radio broadcaster Leeann Tweeden.
“That [sic] a very gripping endorsement, Al,” Young tweeted in conjunction with the debatable photograph.
“Noted sexual harasser makes his choice,” columnist Kurt Schlichter tweeted.
“Kinda says it all,” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted.
“Bravo!” one Twitter consumer, who perceived to enhance the transfer, wrote. “Liz Cheney does not bow before a man as others do doing his bidding but stands for the oath of office she took to defend the Constitution & our Nation. She is brave and relentless. Wyoming is so lucky to have a person with integrity & conviction working for them.”
Representatives for Franken didn’t right away reply to a request for remark from Fox News Digital.
Franken, a comic and previous Saturday Night Live solid member, used to be compelled to renounce from the Senate in 2018 following a wave of sexual harassment allegations that adopted the image with Tweeden.
Cheney has served in Congress since 2017 however is dealing with a reelection marketing campaign in Wyoming that many imagine is a protracted shot due partially to her enhance of impeaching former President Trump which used to be extensively unpopular with Republican electorate in her state.