Second Woman Claims Al Franken Groped Her

22 November, 2017, 01:29 | Author: Raquel Nash
  • FILE — Sen. Al Franken at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Oct. 18 2017

The woman was at the fair with her husband and father, who was operating a small booth for a local radio station, which his business was sponsoring.

As Al Franken continues to deal with the fallout of his sexual misconduct scandal, his old friends at Saturday Night Live are coming to his defense.

"It wasn't around my waist. It wasn't around my hip or side", Menz said. "It was definitely on my butt", she told CNN, recalling that the brazen act lasted three or four seconds. "I was like, 'Oh my God, what's happening?'"

The Senator, aged 66, said he did not remember taking the photo with Menz, but felt badly that she felt disrespected.

Franken said of the incident, "I certainly don't remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann".

This is a developing story.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell said last week that the Senate Ethics Committee would launch an investigation into Franken's behavior, and he repeated this again yesterday in the wake of the new allegation by Menz. In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant.

Lindsay Menz told CNN she walked away as soon as the photo was taken, without saying anything to the then-first term senator. "There's no excuse", he said.

"To me, that sounds like the language of somebody who may have actually done this so many times, that it's normalized", said Biro.

Some had hoped Franken might make the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential list. There's no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself.

A new woman has come forward with an allegation against Sen. The photographic evidence of his alleged groping is troubling, although it appears that Franken is merely pretending to grope Tweeden, and is not actually touching her. Tweeden was wearing a kevlar vest over a heavy jacket at the time of the photograph. "Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?" She said she posed for photos with various elected officials and political candidates as they visited at the booth.

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