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  1. #1 Al Franken was pushed out of Senate by Chuck Schumer in secret bedside ultimatum 
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    Al Franken was pushed out of Senate by Chuck Schumer in secret bedside ultimatum

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    Al Franken was forced to resign from the Senate by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer who reportedly delivered a bedside “quit now” ultimatum to the ex-Saturday Night Live funny man in a secret meeting as sex harassment allegations mushroomed.

    Franken says Schumer refused to allow him to present his side of a damning photo that showed him fondling a female comedian’s breasts and gave him just a few hours to resign, The New Yorker reported Monday.

    Intead, Schumer, sitting on the side of his bed, warned Franken that he would rally Democratic senators against him after summoning the Minnesota senator to his Washington D.C. apartment on Dec. 1, 2016.

    “I couldn’t believe it,” Franken said, according to the magazine. “I asked him for due process and he said no.”



    I could have sworn I was told that Gillibrand masterminded the whole plot and everyone else was just a weak-willed lackey.
    tblue37 (32,440 posts)

    1. He did NOT fondle her breasts. His hands never touched her. It was a jokey pretense. nt
    Uh huh. Now "joking" about fondling/sexually abusing a woman is OK.

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    2. I'd love to know how any breast can be fondled with a flack jacket on.
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    6. I don't mean to ... uh .... downplay it ...

    But wasn't it just a photo of his flat hand lightly resting on her breast area, and underneath it, there was not only a shirt, but also under that, a bullet-proof flak jacket? And it was just a gag for a magazine cover (or something to that effect)?

    I have a hard time with any publication calling that a 'photo of him fondling (the woman's) breasts'.

    It really doesn't meet the criteria, as it were.

    But maybe that's just me
    eppur_se_muova (29,755 posts)

    9. It wasn't even clear if he was touching her -- his hand was between her and the camera, but ...

    that's all you could say for certain. The photo was taken on board a transport plane, during a USO tour. They were traveling between gigs, and she fell asleep. So they set up a joke photo w/ Franken pretending to grope her. Harmless stuff, and Dems were extremely useful (to Uglicans) idiots to hound Franken out of the Senate.
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    8. He was ACTING!!!...hamming it up for the camera. Very cowardly of Schumer. Easier to

    throw someone under the bus than stand up for him. Shameful.
    Liberals are divorced from reality and they think it's great. When you live in la la land you're never wrong, it's always the other person/groups fault and you can believe what you want to believe and call it 'truth'.
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    8. He was ACTING!!!...hamming it up for the camera. Very cowardly of Schumer. Easier to

    throw someone under the bus than stand up for him. Shameful.
    What would Karadeniz say if that exact same picture was of Trump rather than Franken? I suspect a different tune would be tweeted.
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    Wait, so what were schumer and franken doing sharing a bed?

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    Franken is a douche bag, Schumer the same. Its fun to watch cannibals...
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    While I enjoyed seeing the detestable Franken devoured by his own party's shrill absolutism, I thought the actual offense was a ridiculous reason to leave office, calling it sexual harassment is like calling someone doing the the old SCTV 'Crushing their head' perspective shot in a pic an attempt at murder. It was a stupid overreaction but since they're the witchhunters I did like seeing them hunt and kill their own.
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    What is a 'secret bedside ultimatum'? Several things come to mind and none of them are very pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    Wait, so what were schumer and franken doing sharing a bed?

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    Are there pics????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol View Post





    Uh huh. Now "joking" about fondling/sexually abusing a woman is OK.
    It is if you're one of the darlings of the Far Left.

    Franklen could have taken the picture with his pants down, a raging boner and the female in question was twelve.
    And the assholes at DU would still defend what he did because to them no Democrat can do anything wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Are there pics????
    No thanks !
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    What would Karadeniz say if that exact same picture was of Trump rather than Franken? I suspect a different tune would be tweeted.
    They wanted Trump out of the presidential race because of something he joked about off camera. No one was raped. No one was touched. It was simple verbose.
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