Minnesota Democrat Al Franken is in hot water.
A shocking photo emerged that showed him groping a sleeping woman.
And it could be the end of his career.
News anchor Leeann Tweeden broke the shocking news that on a USO Tour in 2006 Franken sexually assaulted her by forcing her to kiss him and then groping her breasts while she slept.
“When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’. I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd.
On the day of the show Franken and I were alone backstage going over our lines one last time. He said to me, “We need to rehearse the kiss.” I laughed and ignored him. Then he said it again. I said something like, ‘Relax Al, this isn’t SNL…we don’t need to rehearse the kiss.’
He continued to insist, and I was beginning to get uncomfortable.
He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘OK’ so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.
I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time.”
Now calls for Franken to step down are sweeping across social media.
But Democrats held their fire.
Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell protected Franken by calling for an ethics investigation.
But while the establishment closes ranks around Franken it did not slow the outrage across America that an accused sexual predator is allowed to remain in the Senate.
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