Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he would like his former colleague Al Franken to run for public office again, fewer than two years after Franken resigned from the Senate over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty LAS VEGAS—Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he wishes that Al Franken, the embattled ex-senator, would take another run for public office, but suspects he won't do so. "I wish he would," Reid told The Daily Beast in an interview earlier this month. "But I don't think he will. He just feels hurt. And he was a good senator." Reid has made no secret of his belief taht Franken was pushed out of his Senate seat unfairly amid multiple allegations inappropriate behavior toward women and more general sexual impropriety. "He got a bad deal," Reid said, speaking from his office at the UNLV Law School. Reid and Franken served together from 2011 through Reid's retirement in 2016. Read more at The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here