Should Al Franken resign from the Senate? | The Tylt
Should Al Franken resign from the Senate?
KABC radio host Leeann Tweeden alleged the popular Democratic junior senator from Minnesota "kissed and groped" her against her will in 2006 while they were rehearsing a skit for a USO show.
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. I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.
Franken released a statement in which he apologized to Leeann, and claimed the photo was "clearly intended to be funny."
Just got a response from @alfranken: "I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn't. I shouldn't have done it."