Minnesota Democrat Al Franken is in a world of hurt at the moment, and rightfully so. A woman has pretty much proven that he sexually assaulted her, and he admitted he was at fault. Now, a second woman has come out against him. Also, Franken once admitted he hates gay people and joked about raping a female reporter.
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“I never even took a single Physics course at Harvard,” he said. “I had a real crisis freshman year, I just didn’t know what I was going to do. I guess I always wanted to do an act with Tom.” Franken paused to wave to Michaels and actress Gilda Radner as they passed by the office door. “Anyhow,” he continued, “my partner and I worked together for a couple of summers. I guess it was the ones between my sophomore year and my senior year. We were really lucky, we got booked in a place in Minneapolis. Our stuff was good, but our performing was so terrible.” By that time Davis had quit the University of the Pacific, and Franken’s show business dreams had overtaken his physics plans.
He turned to a vocational aptitude test for reassurance. Sciences came in near the bottom, while Camp Counselor finished first. Counselor was immediately ruled–“I can’t canoe or anything.” Runner-up Music Performer was equally unattractive because he can’t play any instruments. “Speech came in third,” he said. “I figured show business was close to speech.”
He recalled writing a skit called “Seamen on Broadway” that was rejected from the Hasty Pudding show “by some preppie so they could take some other preppie’s skit.” Franken started to smile again, but his tone was serious, too serious. “It’s not preppies, cause I’m a preppie myself. I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.” The smile became so broad it pushed his eyes shut. He couldn’t stand it any longer. “Put that in, put that in,” Franken laughed, leaning over the desk. “I’d love to see that in The Crimson.”
More, per Fox News:
Al Franken joked about raping Lesley Stahl in 1995 New York Magazine article
Franken, then a comedian, was quoted in a 1995 New York Magazine article discussing a skit for “Saturday Night Live” that involved drugging and raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl. Franken, at the time a writer for “SNL,” suggested one skit should play out with “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney finding an empty pill bottle on his desk.
“’I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then when Lesley is passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out. I put her in various positions and take pictures of her,’” Franken was quoted saying.
More, via Media Equalizer:
Melanie Morgan: After TV appearance, Al Franken harassed me too
Immediately raising questions about double-standards in the media and on Capitol Hill, a Los Angeles radio news anchor today accused Senator Al Franken (D-MN) of sexually assaulting her.
Now, Media Equalizer Co-Founder Melanie Morgan has come forward as well, recounting her own experience with the onetime comedian, liberal radio host and activist. Morgan’s disturbing encounter was sparked by daring to disagree with Franken during an August, 2000 edition of ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.
In response to the disturbing allegations made against Franken, Media Equalizer and Media Equality Project Co-Founder Melanie Morgan has come forward to recall her own frightening encounter, sparked by a seemingly-mundane and even obscure topic of political disagreement.
Leading Senate Democrats Call for Ethics Investigation Into Al Franken
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) faced swift and bipartisan condemnation Thursday and multiple calls for an ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio broadcaster and former model accused him of “forcibly kissing” and groping her in 2006.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) said he hopes there soon will be an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee, which has the authority to recommend expelling a senator. “Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated,” Schumer said in a statement.
Franken was rumored to be a dark horse presidential candidate in 2020. He can forget about that entirely.