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2nd Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching

22 November 2017

Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006.

Over the weekend, Franken's staff said he has no plans to resign.

He "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear", Menz said.

"It wasn't around my waist. It was definitely on my butt", she said, recalling that the brazen act lasted three or four seconds. "I was like, 'Oh my God, what's happening?'"

When she met Franken, she said she had a short exchange with the senator and lined up with him to take a photo. "And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed".

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Menz, who made a decision to speak out after Leeann Tweeden's allegation against Franken went public last week, said, "You just feel gross".

Lindsay Menz, 33, told CNN that Sen.

An interesting side story about a Republican congressman's protocol for taking photos emerged from a new sexual misconduct accusation against Sen. "I felt violated all over again", she said. Menz could not remember if she voted for Franken. If the Senate Ethics Committee moves forward with its investigation - a probe that Franken has endorsed and agreed to assist - it may therefore be treated differently.

The statement calls Franken's conduct toward Tweeden "stupid and foolish", but says the women know Franken as "a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant".

Menz responded, "Dude - Al Franken TOTALLY molested me! There's no excuse", he said. There's no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself.

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"To me, that sounds like the language of somebody who may have actually done this so many times, that it's normalized", said Biro.

Franken, a liberal Democrat who previously worked as a comedy writer for "Saturday Night Live", was elected to the Senate from Minnesota in 2008 in a close race in which the official tally had him losing by 215 votes on election night. Since then, a second woman has alleged that the senator inappropriately touched her during a photo-op.

"The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words", Trump Tweeted, referring to a picture of Franken groping or pretending to be groping a sleeping Tweeden. "Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?"

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore faces allegations from at least six different women who claim that conservative fundamentalist, as an adult, tried to start sexual relationships with them when they were in their teens, in one case as young as fourteen.

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2nd Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching