Al Franken’s decision to resign from the Senate in light of numerous sexual misconduct allegations may have given women hope that their voices are being heard. It definitely gave Donald Trump Jr. and Mike Huckabee a chance to do what they do best: throw red meat to their Republican base in the form of snarky tweets.
Trump Jr. hit the hot take first, by paraphrasing Franken’s Stuart Smalley character from “Saturday Night Live”:
...because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and God-darnit people like me. #Franken
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 7, 2017
People on Twitter quickly blasted back with equal sarcasm.
3 things you can not say when you look in the mirror....
— Lenny Jacobson (@Lennyjacobson) December 7, 2017
Some suggested that Trump Jr. shouldn’t dance on Franken’s political grave just yet.
Now it's your daddy's turn to resign for the EXACT SAME REASONS.
— MattDoc (@MattDoc) December 7, 2017
Your father has done and said far worse then Sen. Franken. So Yeah, when's your father going to do the right thing and resign. Can't wait to see you all behind bars.
— Angie Brown (@desertsong24) December 7, 2017
Others pointed out that Democrats were at least trying to get rid of their problematic politicians.
Democrats fire harassers. Republicans promote them. #GroperInTheWhiteHouse
— Hayden Perkins (@hperk209) December 7, 2017
Some showed off their Photoshop skills.
And, of course, at least one pointed out that President Trump has his own problems with sexual misconduct.
Meanwhile, Huckabee offered his hot take on Franken’s resignation, also paraphrasing that “SNL” catchphrase.
Stunning speech by Franken. Not because he resigned, but lack of contrition or apology was startling. He should have just said, "I'm good enough; I'm smart enough; but doggone it, people just don't like me anymore."
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 7, 2017
As might be expected, his comments got pushback.
Here ladies and gentlemen we see a pot in it's natural habitat, calling the kettle black.
— Patrick Miller (@ptrckmllr) December 7, 2017
Wait, do not you defend the President everyday? Where is his contrition?
— OJFL (@ojfl) December 7, 2017
Others were more dramatic in pointing out the hypocrisy in action.
Yeah, Roy Moore's apology was MUCH better...good call, Mike.
— curlykerry (@curlykerry) December 7, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.