Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) Will Resign Today Amid Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations … Franken Says “Not Accurate.”
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST, FRANKEN IS GONE NO MATTER WHAT HE TWEETED …
According to MRC News, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) will resign today following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Franken claims that there has been no final decision. However, today at a planned press conference it is all but certain that he will announce his resignation from the U.S. Senate. More than 30 Democrat senators have called for Franken to step down. Female Democrats Sens. Kamala Harris (CA), Claire McCaskill (MO), Patty Murray (WA), Mazie Hirono (HA), Tammy Baldwin (WI.) and Maggie Hassan (NH) each quickly followed Gillibrand (NY) in saying Franken should resign. Democrats are ready to eat one of their own as it is being filled with another Democrat and gives them two years to win back a seat that Franken would never have with these many scandals. His departure would require Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, to name a successor who would fill the final two years of Franken’s term. The Senate seat would be up for reelection in 2018.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand On Senator Al Franken: ‘Enough Is Enough’
A Democratic official who has spoken to Al Franken and key aides says Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday, the official tells MPR News.
The official spoke to Franken and separately to Franken’s staff. A staff member told the official that Franken had gone to his Washington home to discuss his plans with family.
MPR News agreed to withhold the official’s name because the official wanted to give Franken the chance to talk about his decision in his own words.
Franken faced a cascade of calls Wednesday from fellow Democrats and other political allies to leave office in response to multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
After MPR News reported the planned resignation, a tweet from Franken’s official account said it was “not accurate.”
“No final decision has been made and the senator is still talking with his family,” the tweet read.
Another Female Accuser Comes Forward Against GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore … Accused of Sexual Assault of a Minor (VIDEO)
MOORE TROUBLE … Another accuser against Roy Moore comes forward …
If these accusations are true, they are damning and criminal. But what is the truth? The latest accuser of Roy Moore, Beverly Young Nelson, stated that when she was 16, Moore groped her in a car, locked the doors, grabbed her neck in an attempt to force sexual contact and left her with bruises after she escaped. She seems credible; however, why on earth she would have hired attorney Gloria Allred is a huge negative. She is also reading a script. The accuser claims that her neck was black and blue and purple. Wouldn’t some one have noticed this like her mother or her boyfriend? Roy Moore denies the allegations.
Beverly Young Nelson, appearing with Gloria Allred, said that when she was 16 Moore groped her in a car, locked the doors, grabbed her neck in an attempt to force sexual contact and left her with bruises after she escaped. Her story will be subjected to scrutiny, but as a self-described Trump voter, Nelson has no apparent motivation to lie. She is the first accuser to say that Moore accosted her, and in fact says she feared he would rape her.
Only one thing is certain in this she said, he said situation. Whether credible or not, it is heinous. It is a shame that something like this did not come out much sooner than four weeks prior to a Senate election vote. Sorry, but that stinks as well. Roy Moore has run for many public offices in Alabama. One would have thought such news of this type of behavior would have come out then. But it did not. One would have thought the accusers, some of which claim to be Trump voters would have come out with these allegations during the GOP primary against Luther Strange, not now. But they did. Who really knows what happened. It was nearly 40 years ago. Usually in such situations, there is her side, his side and then the truth. The fact that Gloria Allred is involved in this matter makes me very weary. The question does arise, if everyone was so in the know about what type of individual he was and his conduct with teens in the past, how did this info no come out sooner with opposition research for the establishment GOP in the primaries?
UPDATE I: 50 pastors posts support from Roy Moore.
Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, shared a letter on Facebook over the weekend indicating support from more than 50 Alabama pastors. Not all the pastors said they gave permission for their name to be be used on what appears to be a recycled letter from before the GOP primary, however.
Moore’s wife Kayla posted the letter to her Facebook page Sunday after days of controversy surrounding her husband and allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old in 1979 when he was 32-years-old. Three other women said Moore pursued them as teenagers. The letter was posted before a fifth woman, Beverly Young Nelson, came forward with additional charges Monday.
Moore denies the charges.
In their letter, the pastors said Moore was an “immovable rock in the culture wars,” and has met attacks with a “rare unconquerable resolve.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.
“I believe the women, yes,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.
McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican and a frequent target of Moore on the campaign trail, said, “I think he should step aside.”
U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman Says she was Sexually Abused by U.S. National Team Doctor Larry Nassar
U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman Says Sexually Abused by National Team Doctor Larry Nassar ..
Uhg, it just doesn’t seem to stop. U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by the United States team doctor Larry Nassar. Three weeks ago, Olympian McKayla Maroney broke her silence on Twitter to allege that Nassar preyed on her from the time she was 13 until she left the sport. This is a shame that this has obviously been going on for quite some time, much like the Hollywood systemic sexual abuse. Dr. Nassar, who worked with the U.S. women’s national gymnastics teams for more than two decades, is now in jail. Nassar pleaded guilty to child pornography charges but not guilty to charges of sexual assault.
One of America’s biggest Olympic stars has come forward to accuse the former U.S. women’s gymnastics team doctor of sexual abuse. Aly Raisman, who won six medals, three of them gold, for the U.S. at the last two Olympic Summer Games, says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar. Raisman tells her story to Dr. Jon LaPook for a 60 Minutes report to be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Raisman, 23, says she was first treated by Dr. Nassar when she was 15. She talks about her experiences in a new book called “Fierce.” It’s the story of a girl who dreamed of going to the Olympics, and how she realized her goal, but it also includes new insights into a scandal that goes to the highest level of Raisman’s sport.
Raisman says a lot of people have asked her why Nassar’s accusers didn’t speak up sooner.
RAISMAN: Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?
JON LAPOOK: You’re angry.
RAISMAN: I am angry. I’m really upset because it’s been– I care a lot you know, when I see these young girls that come up to me, and they ask for pictures or autographs, whatever it is, I just– I can’t– every time I look at them, every time I see them smiling, I just think– I just want to create change so that they never, ever have to go through this.
In a statement to 60 Minutes, USA Gymnastics said it has made major changes since the Nassar scandal broke. The organization says it recently adopted a new “safe sport policy” that requires “mandatory reporting” of suspicions of sexual abuse and also sets standards to “prevent inappropriate interaction” between athletes and adults. “USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed…” the statement says, “…we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.”
Sean Hannity discusses the news of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Roy Moore.
If the allegations are true, of course Moore should step down. However, how do we find the truth here? The allegations happened more than 30 years ago. Why did these woman wait so long? Were they scared or was it for more nefarious reasons?
If true, Moore should go. If false, how does he get is reputation back? I just have a couple of name to throw out when things like this happen, Richard Jewell and the Duke Lacrosse rape case. The fact that this happened one month before a crucial political election needs to be addressed. Please tell me that we have not fallen that low.
Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Mark Levin Discusses the Allegations Against Judge Roy Moore and Asks, “Why Now?”
MARK LEVIN ASKS, WHY NOW?
Take a good listen to Mark Levin laying out the facts of the case that have been leveled against Judge Roy Moore. Before we jump to conclusions, let’s analyze the accusations at hand. What is up with the timing of this story? Are we really supposed to believe that the WAPO just learned of this news or were they holding on to it for an October surprise? Or in this case because of a special election for Senate in December, a November surprise.
Listen to Levin’s analytical approach. No one knows the truth, these are accusations that are 40 years old. This is not a dirty little secret like the Harvey Weinstein sexual assaults that the MSM helped cover up. This is a shocking event.
We are a victim’s right site; however, I learned a long tome ago during the Duke Lacrosse Rape allegations to not jump to conclusions. How do we find out the truth before the special election? The truth is, we can’t.
From Mark Levin:
Whether innocent or guilty the problem with the Roy Moore accusation is that there is no way to resolve the issue one month before the election. The timing of this makes it impossible to sort through the facts and find the truth. Also, the Washington Post reported that the 4 women didn’t come forward, the Washington Post found them. This whole thing doesn’t smell right. This story was planted and perfectly timed in their hopes to doom Moore’s campaign. We don’t know anything more than what the Washington Post has told us. How did the Post even know there were 4 women, who they were, and how to contact them? You don’t just hear that, especially since the women didn’t know each other. The Post was fed this information by someone or some group. Also, Mitch McConnell is asking Roy Moore to step aside if he is guilty of the accusations against him. You have Bob Menendez a sitting U.S. Senator who is on trial for corruption charges. Why is it that Republicans don’t demand his resignation? Isn’t it amazing that Republicans knew what to say right on cue? They are ready to recruit Luther Strange as a write-in guy.