It has not been a good week for serial groper Al Franken.
The Democratic senator from Minnesota is facing multiple bombshell accusations of unwanted groping and sexual misconduct against female reporters and constituents alike. Last week, Franken was accused of groping and kissing broadcaster Leeann Tweeden while on an overseas trip with her. An image of the groping was then released.
.@LeeannTweeden writes, “You…grabbed my breasts while I was sleeping and had someone take a photo of you doing it, knowing I would see it later, and be ashamed.”
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 16, 2017
Franken issued an apology after the incident, saying:
“I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.”
After this statement was met with widespread disgust, Franken’s office issued another, more detailed and lengthy apology.
On Monday, further allegations were leveled against Franken, this time by one of his constituents. Franken was accused by Lindsay Menz of sexual harassment at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, where the senator allegedly copped a feel on her butt while taking a photo.
— Duluth News Tribune (@duluthnews) November 21, 2017
Franken’s office issued this brief statement on the incident:
I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don’t remember taking this picture. I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected.
Shorter Franken: Groping you was not memorable.
Many liberal activists have now called for Franken’s resignation.
We will keep you posted on this developing story.