Last week, a radio personality wrote up an entire blog post, complete with pictures, detailing an encounter with former comedian and current Minnesota Senator Al Franken sexually harassing her.
She alleged that he kissed her without consent and then groped her while she was asleep, the latter charge coming with photographic evidence.
Well, if Franken thought this would all blow over eventually, he was sorely mistaken.
A second accuser has come forward to rain on his parade.
via Washington Examiner:
A 33-year-old woman said Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., touched her inappropriately while the two were taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, an accusation that comes days after a Los Angeles radio host said Franken groped her in 2006.
Lindsay Menz told CNN she met Franken at the Minnesota State Fair, where her father’s business was sponsoring a local radio booth. He had been elected to the Senate two years earlier.
When Menz’s husband prepared to take a photo of them, the woman said Franken “pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear.”
“It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek,” Menz said. “It wasn’t around my hip or side. It was definitely on my butt.”
Menz’s husband, Jeremy, told CNN that Franken “reached around her and kind of pulled her into him,” but he didn’t see the groping occur.
In response to the first accusation from Leeann Tweeden last week, Franken issued an apology and stated the photograph that was taken was intended to be a joke, but that he understood why she was upset over it.
What’s incredibly frustrating about this situation is the hypocrisy of the left in holding people from their own party accountable to the same standard they have for everyone else.
If Franken were Republican, progressives would be calling for his resignation pronto, but since he’s a Democrat, they’re giving him a free pass, as implementing the liberal agenda is far more important than stopping a predator.
Heck, one liberal blogger even admitted as such.
Shameful when politics trumps basic human decency.