Why is Al Franken still in the Senate?
The accused sexual abuser is battling against a severely damaged reputation. Even Democrats are becoming disgusted with him. His crimes don’t rise to the level of being prosecutable, but that doesn’t mean he’s innocent.
A fresh accuser came forth this week. An anonymous former Democratic congressional aide told Politico that Franken attacked her 11 years ago, trying to jam his tongue down her throat and callously disregarding her discomfort.
“He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me. It was very quick and I think my brain had to work really hard to be like ‘Wait, what is happening?’ But I knew whatever was happening was not right and I ducked,” the woman said.
“I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, ‘It’s my right as an entertainer.’”
The alleged incident occurred three years before Franken entered the Senate.
Franken needs to resign. American Congressman can’t be asked to work alongside admitted perverts. Possible upcoming Senator Roy Moore is accused of sexual transgressions as well, but unlike Franken, Moore has insisted on his innocence.
Franken did, however, attempt to deny the latest allegation.
“This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous,” he said.
Washington colleague Rep. John Conyers couldn’t withstand the blast of public disapproval; he resigned earlier this week. Will Franken do what Conyers couldn’t?
(Source: New York Post)