Just minutes ago, visual evidence surfaced of Senator Al Franken groping and kissing KABC journalist Leeann Tweeden. Franken says he was just trying to make a joke that needed boob-squeezing as its punchline and he’s very sorry. Her story indicates this is really not the case.
That story had barely reached Twitter half-life and more rumors surfaced of other allegations that may be coming Franken’s way:
I've already heard about a second Al Franken victim.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 16, 2017
Al Franken lives at the intersection of politics and entertainment, both industries full of misogynistic, power-mad, unaccountable assholes. High probability the story doesn't end where it currently sits.
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) November 16, 2017
Al Franken was elected to the senate by a 312-vote margin about two years after incident. If it was known at the time, would he have ever been Senator?
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) November 16, 2017
I’m sure, at this moment, Mitch McConnell and John McCain are demanding that Franken resign from the Senate or be expelled. (That was a joke. And no boobs were touched in the process.)