Franken’s actions a chance for Republicans to play hypocrite


In this image provided by the U.S. Army, then-comedian Al Franken and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden perform a comic skit for service members during a USO visit to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in 2006. — Photo: Staff Sgt. Patrick N. Moes, AP

More than 10 women accused Donald J. Trump of sexually assaulting them over a period of years. He was captured on audio bragging about grabbing women by the genitalia and forcibly kissing them.

Even after that revelation, he was tapped by voters to occupy the Oval Office. Republican congressmen embraced him, the party embraced him.

Now those same Republicans and Trump voters are wetting themselves after Sen.Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, admitted to forcibly kissing and groping Leeann Tweeden in 2006 while on a USO tour. There’s also a photo of Franken, then a comedian, posing with his hands on Tweeden’s breasts as she slept.

Franken has apologized, yet Republicans are…

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