艾尔弗兰肯在推特上为利兹切尼代言, jokes it will 'carry weight' with Wyoming Republicans

“我决定支持@RepLizCheney 为怀俄明州众议院席位的共和党提名,这是我第一次在共和党初选中支持,” 的 former senator tweeted. “But I think Al Franken’s support will carry a lot of weight with WY Republicans.

The tweet received a raucous response with almost 6,000 retweets and over 50,000 likes from those who criticized the endorsement and some who supported the idea.

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.

切尼, FACING NEAR CERTAIN DEFEAT IN WYOMING’S GOP PRIMARY, EYES BIGGER BATTLE AHEAD

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) arrives at the U.S. Senate to announce his resignation over allegatons of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill in Washington, 我们. 十二月 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. 伯恩斯坦

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一些, including comedian Tim Young, took the opportunity to remind Franken of the scandal involving a picture of him groping California radio broadcaster Leeann Tweeden.

“那 [原文如此] a very gripping endorsement, 铝,” Young tweeted along with the controversial photo.

Noted sexual harasser makes his choice,” columnist Kurt Schlichter tweeted.

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Kinda says it all,” 共和党人 它的. 泰德·克鲁斯 发推文.

Bravo!” 一位Twitter用户, who appeared to support the move, 写. “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 did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

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Franken, a comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member, 原为 forced to resign from the Senate in 2018 following a wave of sexual harassment allegations that followed the picture with Tweeden.

Cheney has served in Congress since 2017 but is facing a reelection campaign in Wyoming that many believe is a long shot due in part to her support of impeaching former President Trump which was widely unpopular with Republican voters in her state.

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