What more can be said about the recently-released picture of Minnesota Senator Al Franken groping a sleeping Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 military transport flight home from a USO tour in the Middle East.
From the looks of it, Franken’s days in the US Senate appear to be numbered, as even the most liberal of his colleagues in the Senate have turned against him.
Not only have they slammed his actions, but several female Senators have begun to return donations they received from Franken’s Midwest Values PAC, and are calling for an ethics investigation into the allegations made against him.
Midwest Values, huh.
Tweeden took to TV and in live news conference, explained in detail how Franken force-kissed her during a dress rehearsal for one of the USO entertainment skits. Tweeden later added that Franken had an opportunity to apologize to her years later, but did not. Franken has since apologized for his actions, but only after the allegations and the infamous picture came to light.
I want to apologize to Leeann Tweeden, to everyone who was part of the USO tour, to all who've worked for me, to all I represent, & to all who've considered me an ally & supporter & champion of women. I am sorry. https://t.co/vrLCIcggg6
— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) November 16, 2017
But regardless of whether Franken apologizes and the US Senate formally opens an ethics investigation, the “hands on” senior Senator from Minnesota’s Thanksgiving Day goose may already be cooked.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has even come out against Franken, saying that the Congress needed to revisit “how it deals with the issue of sexual harassment.”
As you all remember, both Republicans and Democrats were up in arms when the now-infamous hot mic audio surfaced of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was caught making his “grab them by the P—y” remark.
Will Democrats come out and demand Franken quit the senate for sexually assaulting Tweeden? Remember, these are the same people that are asking Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore to resign for similar accusations made against him.
The difference between the Franken allegations and those made against Moore is that a picture backs the case against Franken.
Should Franken resign?