AlFranken

  • Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken’s Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 special election. Smith was widely seen as Dayton’s...
  • Flurry of Democratic Senators push Al Franken towards resignation!

    (CNN) Embattled Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement Thursday, his office told reporters, as calls for the Minnesota Democrat’s resignation rapidly gained momentum Wednesday in dramatic fashion. Sixteen Democratic senators — ten female and seven male including the second ranking Democrat in chamber — called on Franken to resign...
  • Al Franken Back to Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    ‘CBS This Morning’ also aired a sitdown with the embattled Minnesota senator Monday. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn’t remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events. The Democrat’s comments were the latest indication that he had no plans to...
  • Another woman has accused Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

    A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen.Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate. Lindsay Menz told CNN last week for...
  • ‘His hand was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek’: Sen. Al Franken groped her at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair

    Lindsay Menz claims Sen. Al Franken groped her in 2010, after she asked to take a picture with him at the Minnesota State Fair  When Franken leaned in to take a picture, she says his hand ‘wrapped tightly around my butt cheek’ The 33-year-old mother-of-three immediately told her husband,...
  • Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Colleagues, including fellow Democrats, urged a Senate ethics investigation. Leeann Tweeden also accused Franken of posing for a photo with his hands on her...
  • Twitter explodes about groping allegations!

    Twitter exploded on Thursday over allegations from a KABC radio anchor Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) groping her without consent in 2006 while flying to a USO Tour event in the Middle East. The incident, which included photographic evidence, occurred three years before the former “Saturday Night Live” star won his Senate...
  • Woman accused Sen. Al Franken of groping and kissing

    A TV host and sports broadcaster on Thursday accused Sen. Al Franken(D-Minn.) of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006. Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of groping her, without her consent, while she was asleep and provided a photo as evidence.   Meridith McGraw @meridithmcgraw KABC anchor: Senator Al Franken Kissed and...
  • Al Franken and Rand Paul Join Forces to Protect Medical Marijuana from Jeff Sessions

    Op-Ed: Jack Moore  Contrary to what you might think, Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff Sessions” Sessions did not appear one day out of thin air when a melancholy racist wished upon a star for a glimpse of what the world would have looked like had the south won the Civil War....