Following the construct of the social movement as it originated (Hollywood) and continues to be rolled out (DC), it must be accepted the Democrat narrative engineers believe there’s a pot of ideological -and electoral- gold at the end of this rainbow.
That said, two women step forward today to accuse vulnerable Democrat Senator Al Franken of sexually inappropriate behavior and harassment. KABC host and personality Leeann Tweeden (here) and Media Equality Project Co-Founder, Melanie Morgan (here), both step forward today to accuse Senator Franken.
Leeann Tweeden tells her story here:
(Via ABC) A female radio host claims Al Franken, now Minnesota’s junior Democratic senator, groped her while she was sleeping aboard a military plane on her way home from a USO tour over a decade ago. She also claimed he forcibly kissed her when they were performing together for troops overseas.
“I felt disgusting and violated,” Leeann Tweeden wrote in a post this morning on KABC’s website.
Tweeden, who is a radio news anchor on Los Angeles station KABC (owned by Cumulus Media), described what she said took place between her and the comedian.
She claims that in 2006 Franken insisted on kissing her as part of a rehearsal for an act. He later groped her while she was asleep on a plane, she also claimed. Franken was elected senator in 2008. (read more)
Senator Franken released the following statement:
“The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that tour, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women. There’s more I want to say, but the first and most important thing—and if it’s the only thing you care to hear, that’s fine—is: I’m sorry.
“I respect women. I don’t respect men who don’t. And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed.
“But I want to say something else, too. Over the last few months, all of us—including and especially men who respect women—have been forced to take a good, hard look at our own actions and think (perhaps, shamefully, for the first time) about how those actions have affected women.
“For instance, that picture. I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter. There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself. It isn’t funny. It’s completely inappropriate. It’s obvious how Leeann would feel violated by that picture. And, what’s more, I can see how millions of other women would feel violated by it—women who have had similar experiences in their own lives, women who fear having those experiences, women who look up to me, women who have counted on me.
“Coming from the world of comedy, I’ve told and written a lot of jokes that I once thought were funny but later came to realize were just plain offensive. But the intentions behind my actions aren’t the point at all. It’s the impact these jokes had on others that matters. And I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to come to terms with that.
“While I don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit as Leeann does, I understand why we need to listen to and believe women’s experiences.
“I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate.
“And the truth is, what people think of me in light of this is far less important than what people think of women who continue to come forward to tell their stories. They deserve to be heard, and believed. And they deserve to know that I am their ally and supporter. I have let them down and am committed to making it up to them.” (link)
Senator Al Franken is up for re-election this year and was already vulnerable to losing his seat. Unlike the quisling republican wing within the UniParty their democrat counterparts will circle the wagons and look for the best political use of the issues.
Back in 2012 the professional Democrat apparatus decided to advance the gender side of politics for political benefit. It’s a broad strategy.