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Al Franken: I Don’t ‘Intentionally’ Grope Women and I ‘Hope’ Others Don’t Come Forward

Democrat Senator Al Franken told the Minnesota Star-Tribune on Sunday that he’s returning to work on Sunday, that he doesn’t “intentionally” grope women, and that he hopes others don’t come forward, but his memory seems to be shaky:

Three women allege Franken grabbed their buttocks while taking photos with them during separate incidents at campaign events in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Franken told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he doesn’t remember taking the specific photos, but said such groping is “not something I would intentionally do.”

Asked whether he expected other women to step forward with similar allegations, Franken said: “If you had asked me two weeks ago, ‘Would any woman say I had treated her with disrespect?’ I would have said no. So this has just caught me by surprise. … I certainly hope not.”

So he gropes accidentally? The picture of “Fish Lips” Franken and Leann Tweeden doesn’t look accidental.

On Thanksgiving Day, progressive predator Al Franken issued a statement in which he seemed to talk out of both sides of his mouth. On one side, Franken again apologized for his sexual assaults, but on the other side, seemed to justify his actions, stating, “I’m a warm person; I hug people.”

On November 16, Franken’s first accuser Leeann Tweeden told the story in which Franken “put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth,” which is much more aggressive than someone who is just a misunderstood hugger, as Franken seems to be striving to communicate.

Of course, Franken couldn’t deny the photo of a sleeping Leeann Tweeden while liberal lech Franken was groping her breasts (he claims to not remember forcibly shoving his tongue down her throat).

The Star-Tribune further reported that Franken told Minnesota Public Radio on Sunday the photo was “inexcusable,” but he declined to explain it further.

“What my intention was doesn’t matter. What matters is that I am chained to that photo,” Franken said. “She … didn’t have any ability to consent. She had every right to feel violated by that photo. I have apologized to her, and I was very grateful that she accepted my apology.”

It’s worth emphasizing that above Franken is quoted as saying that he would have never predicted women coming forward to accuse him of being a sexual predator, that the allegations somehow “took him by surprise.” In other words, he really must not have believed he was doing anything wrong — until after he was exposed.

It also seems damning that he couldn’t guarantee that more women won’t come forward, which tells me there might be more coming soon.

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

 

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