LINDSEY, SHUT UP AND SKI …
In a loaded and politically bias interview with CNN’s Alpine Edge, US Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was asked how she felt competing in an Olympics for the United States whose president is Donald Trump? Vonn responded by saying, “Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president.” Really, so you will be representing the people, not the president? Last time I checked Donald J. Trump was a person of the United States. It is sad that these athletes would let politics get in the way of athletics as all this has accomplished is having people, yes the American people, hate you. Lindsey, you do realize that 62,984,825 people of the United States voted for President Trump, right? It is a sad commentary that these athletes cannot shut up and just do what they are skilled at, instead of alienating half of America.
On a person note, I have skied since I was in the second grade. I grew up in a part of the country where we had half days on Wednesday and Friday so we could lean to ski. I have long followed Alpine skiing and snowboarding forever, long before it was cool to. And have known individuals who trained for the Olympic ski team and made it. And some who passed away in the pursuit of it. I have long cheered for Lindsey Vonn because of her amazing talent. However, for the first time I will find myself not cheering for Lindsey not to win Olympic gold. Not because she isn’t a Trump fan, but because she is so ignorant and bias in her beliefs, that she is acting like the very individual she thinks that Donald Trump is. It is sad that athletes think they have to mouth off and tell us about their political beliefs. WE DON’T CARE!!! Sports and the Olympics is an escape from politics. Thanks for ruining that Lindsey.
A number of US athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency — and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say.
Targeting Olympic gold at February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where she spoke passionately about what it means to compete for the US ski team.
“Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn told CNN’s Alpine Edge.
And Vonn revealed she wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold at Pyeongchang.
“Absolutely not,” said Vonn. “No. But I have to win to be invited. No actually I think every US team member is invited so no I won’t go.
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.
ACTUALLY HE NEEDS TO RESIGN NOW!
In the wake of multiple sexual harassment claims, U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-MI) will not seek re-election to the House in 2018. After receiving praise for being a political Icon by Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the backlash against the Congressman has been massive following the many allegations of sexual harassment. The calls for Conyers to resign have been growing. However, he states that he will not be forced out of office. Wanna bet? The pressure will become too much for Conyers to stay. The archaic, dinosaur mentality of this man thinking he can withstand the sexual harassment and assault purge is just that, prehistoric. According to his attorney Arnold Reed, “He’s not going to be forced out of office, and no one has told him he has to leave. He has not indicated he’s going to resign at this point.” The key word here is “at this point.” It is only a matter of time. No one is immune to this wave, not even members of the black caucus.
The controversy swirling around Michigan Rep. John Conyers has intensified this week as former staff members accused him of sexual harassment.
Sources told Local 4 that Conyers will not seek re-election for a new term in the wake of the scandal, which continues to grow.
Two sources close to the Conyers situation told Local 4′s Rod Meloni that the congressman won’t resign. It’s his intent to announce in January that he won’t run for re-election in 2018.
His attorney said the allegations are not true, but Conyers is under increased scrutiny, and his family is rallying around him.
Conyers caught a bit of a break Wednesday as the Congressional Black Caucus met in Washington and Chairman Cedric Richmond disputed the stories saying he is pushing for Conyers to resign.
Among the former staffers accusing Conyers of sexual harassment is Deanna Maher, who claimed Conyers sexually harassed her three times, including undressing to his underwear in her bedroom while she was in a nightgown.
Pelosi Defends Serial Sexual Harasser and Calls Conyers an Icon while ABC News Cokie Roberts Says, “Every Female in the Press Corps Knew” To Avoid Getting in An Elevator With Rep. Conyers (D-MI)
HOW HARVEY WEINSTEINESQUE … THE MSM KNEW THIS DEMOCRAT WAS A SERIAL OFFENDER AND SAID NOTHING …
Even as Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defends the boorish actions of Rep. Conyers (D-MI), ABC’s Cokie Roberts makes a startling admission that “every female in the press corps knew” to avoid being in an elevator with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Imagine that. So guess who also knew about Conyes’ inappropriate conduct? That would be Nancy Pelosi. Robert’s stated on ABC ‘This Week,’ “Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, and the whole every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him. Now people are saying it out loud. And I think that does make a difference.”
Everybody knew about his conduct for years and said nothing. The liberal MSM, Democrats, nobody, not even House Republicans. Why is that? is the cesspool in Washington DC any different than Hollywood? And now we have politicians policing their own when they had done nothing for years but look the other way. Its time for these people to be thrown out of office. These are serial offenders and because of their power, they are untouchable. This is just yet another reason for term limits. But instead of throwing Conyers out of office or he doing the right thing by resigning, we have the likes of Pelosi defending him and calling him an icon. And you wonder why this type of behavior was allowed to go on?
Pelosi Defends Conyers … Sounds like he has done a great deal to sexually harass women there Nancy
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Cokie Roberts made a startling admission: “every female in the press corps knew” to avoid being in an elevator with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), and has apparently known about this “for years.” Conyers has been accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and has stepped down from the House Judiciary Committee.
Despite the allegations against him, major players in the Democratic Party have defended Conyers and will not say that he should resign. Pelosi even referred to the embattled congressman as an “icon.”
Roberts was discussing the current culture on Capitol Hill with Martha Raddatz and Anna Palmer. Roberts said that while this has been the status quo for decades, she believes that things could change now that people are coming public with their experiences.
“The fact that people are willing to be public can change things. I mean, we all talked about for years,” said Roberts.
Further, Roberts says that it “does make a difference” now that women are not being shy about this kind of misconduct. Roberts implied that Conyers’ predatory behavior was an open secret among the press corps.
“Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, and the whole every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him,” said Roberts. She continued, “Now people are saying it out loud. And I think that does make a difference.”
This is the party that was defending women, eh?
UNREAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT DOUBLE STANDARD … Al Franken Asked Whether He’s Ever Groped a Woman’s Butt: ‘I Can’t Say I Haven’t’ Done That’
THE DEMOCRAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT DOUBLE STANDARD: AS FRANKEN AND DEMOCRATS CONDEMN REPUBLICANS, FRANKEN THINKS HE SHOULD GET A PASS …
If we are going to be serious and fair about sexual harassment and assault in politics, then Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) would have to go right now. He not only has been accused of groping women on multiple occasions, there is video proof. But that makes no difference when one is a Democrat. He was asked in an interview whether he had ever placed a hand on some woman’s butt? Franken’s response, “I can’t say that it hasn’t happened. In crowded chaotic situations, I can’t say I haven’t done that” Really, you are going to blame being in a crowded situation for knowingly and purposely putting your hands on a woman’s ass? This man is a true POS. Franken can’t say he hasn’t done it because he obviously has made a habit out of doing so. But instead of leaving office in disgrace like he should, Franken is going to return to office. Nope, it is different for Democrats. Franken claims he is embarrassed and ashamed. No, he is ashamed and embarrassed that he was caught. He had more than enough time to come clean on what he did and decided to remain silent. They get to molest women and then claim they are sorry and some how get a free pass. This is the double standard of the LEFT. As they cry for investigations of individuals like Roy Moore, where there are only 40 year old allegations, politicians like Franken and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), where there is actual proof, get treated differently. If we are going to drain the swamp, lets do it once and for all. Where is the outrage? The MSM salivates over such a story involving President Trump. Instead, they are provided factual ones with liberal Democrats and they all but ignore the story.
“I’ve let a lot of people down and I’m hoping I can make it up to them and gradually regain their trust,” said Franken, who broke an eight-day silence Sunday to talk by phone about what he’s done and what he’ll be doing next.
For starters, he said, “I’m looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.”
Sen. Al Franken, who is currently plagued by a number of sexual misconduct accusations, received a tough grilling in a 30-minute interview with WCCO on whether he has ever grabbed a woman’s backside.
In the first television interview since four women accused the Minnesota senator of sexual misconduct, Franken apologized and said he was “embarrassed and ashamed of some of what has come out.”
When confronted by WCCO’s Esme Murphy about Leanne Tweeden’s allegation that he forcibly kissed her during a USO tour in 2006, Franken said he “had a different recollection of the kiss.”
“My recollection is different than hers. I apologized to her and meant it and she was gracious enough to accept my apology,” Franken said.
With regards to the picture of Franken groping Tweeden’s chest as she slept, the senator said that “was inexcusable and that is what I am most ashamed for.”
In the interview Murphy tried to hold Franken down on several other allegations that he grabbed women’s buttocks while posing for photos, asking if the women are mistaken that he groped them.
Picture proof of his sexual assault and he is still in office
“I am not saying that,” Franken replied. “As I said, I take thousands of photos. I don’t remember these particular photos.”
“With all due respect, people are going to find it hard to believe that someone such as yourself wouldn’t know that they were grabbing someone’s butt,” Murphy shot back.
“I can understand how some people would see it that way,” Franken said.
“But have you ever placed a hand on some woman’s butt?” Murphy asked.
“I can’t say that it hasn’t happened. In crowded chaotic situations, I can’t say I haven’t done that. I am very sorry if these women experienced that,” Franken conceded.
Franken also told Murphy that he does not intend to step down from the Senate, and will return to his office on Monday.
How can any political branch of government have this kind of proof of sexual assault and allow them to be in office. This from the same Democrat party that brought us Bill Clinton and the many women who accused him of assault and even rape. That’s right, the Democrats are supposed to be the party of women, aren’t they?