A seventh accuser has come forward against disgraced Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), this time with the claim that in 2006, when he was a radio host, Franken tried to kiss her against her will. “It’s my right as an entertainer,” is what she said Franken told her.
The accuser is a Democrat, a former congressional aide, who spoke anonymously to the left-wing Politico.
“He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me. It was very quick and I think my brain had to work really hard to be like ‘Wait, what is happening?’ But I knew whatever was happening was not right and I ducked,” the woman told Politico. “I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, ‘It’s my right as an entertainer.’”
She was in her mid-20s at the time and says she was alone with Franken after taping a radio show. After he boss exited the studio, she says she turned around and “Franken was in her face.”
“The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken’s lips,” Politico reports. As she beat it out of the room this is when Franken told her, “It’s my right as an entertainer.” She adds that she had never met Franken before.
Franken denied everything to Politico: “This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation.”
The woman, who Politico describes as a “longtime Democrat,” said she did not come forward to force Franken out of office, but only to “encourage the former comedian to acknowledge that his behavior towards her and other women was intentional.”
This is the seventh woman to come forward to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct. The specific allegations include groping of the breasts and buttocks, and unwanted kissing.
On Monday longtime Democrat Congressman John Conyers was forced to resign over a handful of allegations. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are furious over what they see as a double standard. Conyers, who is black, is forced out, while Franken, who is white, is protected.
The double standard is not only coming from Democrats, but also from a left-leaning national media that seems eager to dismiss each of Franken’s seven accusers even as they obsess over Conyers and — of course — Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.