Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
November 16th, 2017
Of course he didn’t say a thing until he was busted. That’s the Democrat way!
If Democrat Al Franken follows the pattern of liberals, he’ll now find a new “scandal” someone else is involved in, and attempt to distract away from his own guilt.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologized to a radio anchor and model after she released a photo that showed him grabbing her chest and looking toward the camera on a flight back from Afghanistan.
Leeann Tweeden wrote in a blog post Thursday that Franken “mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth” during a rehearsal for a skit the pair were performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2006. Tweeden told Franken she didn’t want to rehearse the kiss, but he insisted, Tweeden wrote.
“I felt disgusted and violated,” she said.
Later, on their flight home, Franken posed a photo of himself with his hands over Tweeden’s chest as she slept. Tweeden posted the photo on the website of KABC Radio in Los Angeles, where she now works KABC reports.
“I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann,” Franken said in a statement. “As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.”
Listen to the victim’s radio interview here:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement he would ask the Senate Ethics Committee to look into the allegations.
Last month, Franken posted on Facebook about the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, writing of the accusers, “it takes a lot of courage to come forward, and we owe them our thanks.”
Franken is a popular figure on the left, and his aggressive questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in appearances in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about contacts with Russia resulted in Sessions correcting his testimony. Franken has been rumored to have presidential aspirations for 2020.
The allegations come as senators on both sides of the aisle are condemning Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, a Republican, amid accusations from multiple women that he pursued relationships with teenagers as young as 14 when he was a district attorney in his 30s. At least two women have said he assaulted them then.
Franken’s fellow Democratic senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar, was the lead sponsor on recently passed legislation to mandate sexual harassment training for senators and aides.
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