On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) got out in front of his Democratic colleagues and said he would support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president, assuming she runs for the 2016 Democratic Party nomination.
Partial transcript as follows:
FRANKEN (D-MN): I think that Hillary would make a great president. I haven’t announced that I’m supporting her, but — does this count, I guess? Maybe this counts.
MELBER: Here’s the question, do you need to see who all the candidates are first before you publicly endorse her?
FRANKEN: No, no. I think that, you know, I’m Ready for Hillary. I mean, I’m — I think that — we’ve not had someone this experienced, this tough, and as — she’s very, very impressive.
MELBER: It was an endorsement delivered as only Franken could.
MELBER: So, are you endorsing her today?
FRANKEN: If this is what you call an endorsement, I guess, yes. So, yes.
(h/t RCP Video)
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