As a humiliated Al Franken returned to Washington, D.C. this week clinging to his political life, The Daily Caller News Foundation went to Capitol Hill to ask him if he considers himself part of the “war on women.”
Multiple times. His response? Run away and say, “We’re not taking hallway questions.”
Franken is facing a long series of bombshell sexual harassment and serial-groper allegations by multiple women. In total, four women from different eras of Franken’s career have come forward to describe everything from unwanted groping to kissing them while they were sleeping.
In the past, the Minnesota Democrat has been billed as a “champion of women” and strong on “women’s issues.” He also has regularly accused the GOP of a “War on Women” and spoken out against sexual assault in the past.
Franken’s campaign videos for his re-election in 2014 heavily focused on women’s issues. One video, titled “Common Decency,” brags about how Franken has fought for the rights of sexual assault victims.
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Posted by Al Franken on Thursday, October 2, 2014
Another featured Planned Parenthood director Cecile Richards campaigning with Franken and calling him “an extraordinary champion for women.”
Cecile Richards says it best — Al has been an extraordinary champion for women ever since he got to the Senate, and we have to fight for him. Join our team: http://afs.mn/vol
Posted by Al Franken on Monday, October 20, 2014
The Minnesota Democrat has now faced pressure from within his own party to resign. Franken has instead issued a series of confounding apologies where he consistently says he does not remember sexually assaulting his victims.