Sen. Al Franken Gets A Groping Allegation of His Own

Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles reporter has issued a statement detailing a pretty disgusting encounter with Al Franken in 2006. Franken was not a Senator at the time. The story ends with a photo of him grabbing her breasts while she’s asleep on the military plane home from Afghanistan.

The alleged incident occurred during her 9th ISO Tour to entertain the troops. (Her father was a Vietnam vet and her husband (then her boyfriend) is an Air Force Pilot.

Franken had written some skits for the show and brought props and costumes to go along with them. Like many USO shows before and since, the skits were full of sexual innuendo geared toward a young, male audience.

You can read the rest at the link.

Franken’s response (though his spokespersons):

[H]e doesn’t recall the rehearsal episode and that the pose he struck while Tweeden was asleep was “supposed to be funny.” “I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann,” the statement said.

Sounds like the Bush I responses.

4 Replies to “Sen. Al Franken Gets A Groping Allegation of His Own”

  1. And now he has a second allegation. But he also got a letter from dozens of female co-workers at SNL supporting him and saying he never misbehaved.

  2. I got it Jeralyn!

    I was using CaptHowdy as a username, which popped up, maybe from the other site, and my username was my email address.


  3. Mine works! Test reply here.

    Originally I thought Franken should resign, but the was mostly a political opinion, and I guess because I have given up trying to argue the degrees of severity of various offenses. But maybe it is a discussion worth having. On a scale from 0 to Weinsten or Conyers or Trump, Franken is about a 5%, as are many many other men in all kinds of professions.

    What do we do with these guys at that level? I’m really not sure.

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