Old Al Franken rape jokes resurface in wake of groping allegations

Old Al Franken rape jokes resurface in wake of groping allegations
Alleged victim and Franken (Image via Twitter)

If Sen. Al Franken thought he was going to have an easy time defusing the controversy over his having groped a reporter while she slept, he should brace himself for more bad news.

Another woman has come forward with allegations that Franken grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo with her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Once the floodgates open, there’s no telling how many accusers, possibly including fakers out for their 15 minutes of fame, will emerge to share their accounts of how Stuart Smalley molested them.

Franken, who once fancied himself a comedian, tried to defang the initial charge brought by Leeann Tweeden by insisting it was nothing more than a gag, saying, “As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t.”

That prompted one person to snipe on social media:

‘It was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t’ summarizes Al Franken’s entire career before politics.

It turns out that sexual assault has always been a source of comedic material for the Minnesota Democrat, who has used it throughout his career.

One skit that Franken pitched for “Saturday Night Live” involved having a character playing Andy Rooney drug and rape a woman. It even involves doing things to the woman while she’s passed out.

“When she passes out, I put her in various positions and take pictures of her,” Franken suggested. That sounds eerily similar to what Franken did with Tweeden.

Another individual tweeted:

Franken also recently had footage resurface of him telling baby rape jokes at a 2,000 Comedy Central roast of Hollywood director Rob Reiner.

Conservative author Ann Coulter called him out on social media over the “jokes.”

You may, if you’re so inclined, watch the vile comedian at work below.

It seems pretty clear that his colleagues need to demand a resignation, and Franken should step down without issue based on these new allegations.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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