In 1976, Al Franken was interviewed by Richard S. Lee for Harvard’s Student Paper and his responses are most likely to force the Democrat Senator to resign.
During the interview, Franken recalled writing a skit while he was a student at Harvard called “Seamen on Broadway,” which was rejected from the Hasty Pudding show.
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club is a humorous dramatic society that declined Franken’s skit and did not invite him to join while he was a student at the university.
Franken claimed that his skit was rejected “by some preppie so they could take some other preppie’s skit.”
Following that remark, Lee wrote that Franken’s tone turned “serious, too serious.”
“It’s not preppies, cause I’m a preppie myself,” Franken admitted. “I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding.”
But his declarative dislike for a particular group didn’t seem to be enough, as Franken then added that he was “glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.”
Lee wrote that Franken’s smile then “became so broad it pushed his eyes shut.”
“Put that in, put that in,” Franken said, encouraging Lee to include the remarks in his article. “I’d love to see that in The Crimson.”
For more context, Mike Adams wrote an article in Frontpage in 2005 explaining Franken’s rationale regarding the statements.
According to Adams, Franken believed that jokes could be categorized as “fair mean” and “unfair mean.”
Franken considered his remarks about homosexuals and the murdered gay man as “fair mean,” because he was personally snubbed by members of the Hasty Pudding Club.
Therefore, it was “fair” for Franken to be “glad” when one of the club’s members was murdered.
Adams notes, “This is especially true if the person murdered is gay and the person snubbed is liberal.”
Earlier this week, pictures were released showing Senator Al Franken groping the breasts of a woman while she slept and today a second woman has come forward.
Will there be calls for his resignation from those same people who have excoriated Roy Moore for 40-year-old accusations without proof?
This woman called the police on Al Franken. Does that matter?
Writer Melanie Morgan has come forward to allege harassment and stalking against Franken.
“Yes, it’s true. I was stalked and harassed by Al Franken. I will have details @MediaEqualizer shortly,” Morgan wrote.
The story that was printed by Media Equalizer, a company Morgan cofounded, she recalls being asked to appear as a guest alongside Franken on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect.
The then-ABC Radio talk host of San Francisco debated numbers released by the Office of Management and Budget with Franken, William Baldwin, and former Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers.
“I made a statement about the budget numbers, Franken challenged me, I challenged him back. It was about spending priorities, actually just a mundane discussion. But he obsessed over it,” she wrote.
Morgan said Franken continued to debate her after the show, but became increasingly argumentative.
“He approached me backstage, angrily called me out on those numbers and insisted he would prove he was right. He wouldn’t leave me alone, he kept following me. As a woman, his presence and proximity to me felt very threatening and intimidating,” she said. “I didn’t realize his creepy behavior after the show meant it would continue in the days to come.”
Morgan said Franken asked the show’s producer for her phone number. She then alleged that he began calling her at her Northern California residence.
“I became fearful and called Carol to complain and asked her to tell him to back off. But he made another call after that. I thought that he might end up stalking me at my home in Northern California, it was that bad,” she said. “By the third phone call I was outraged and terrified, as he is really disturbed.”
She threatened to call the police on him, which she said prompted him to stop contacting her.
On Thursday morning, Leeann Tweeden released a story alleging sexual assault by Franken. Her piece included a photo of Franken grabbing her breasts while she appeared to be asleep. She wrote that the incident took place in 2006 during a USO tour with him in the Middle East.
The radio host groped and forcibly kissed by now-Senator Al Franken during a 2006 USO show, says the now-infamous photo of the Democrat’s hands on her breasts while she slept wasn’t meant as a joke: It was an ‘in your face’ parting shot after nearly two weeks of being ‘belittled and humiliated.’
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