Al Franken Accused of Sexual Harassment; Will Murphy/Blumenthal Return $30K?November 16, 2017
On Thursday, a woman accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of forcefully kissing her, and then groping her without her consent. Connecticut's senators have benefited from Franken's support.
On Thursday, a woman accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), a former “Saturday Night Live” actor and comedian, of forcefully kissing her and groping her, without her consent, on a USO tour in 2006.
The shocking account from Leeann Tweeden accuses Franken of disgusting behavior, and includes a photo of him groping her breasts and smiling at a camera while she sleeps.
There will be pressure, now, on politicians who have supported, and been supported by, Franken, to repudiate his conduct.
This includes Connecticut’s senators, Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Both are beneficiaries of Franken’s leadership PAC, Midwest Values.
- Murphy has received $20,000 from Midwest Values, $10,000 in 2017-18 and $10,000 in 2011-12
- Blumenthal has received $10,000 from Midwest Values, in 2015-16
Franken also campaigned for Murphy in his close U.S. Senate race in 2012. Murphy tweeted about it in October 2012:
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 19, 2012
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 20, 2012
Murphy also tweeted about Franken in May, saying that “behind the scenes” he is “painfully, brutally unfunny.” We’re sure this is not what Murphy meant.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) May 19, 2017
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