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Senator Franken Let Us Down

November 16, 2017

There are times when the news is not only surprising but just plain sad.  As today with Senator Al Franken.  I always felt Franken was somehow different from the general mix of those in congress.  Somehow a bit brighter, a bit more grounded.

So this news was most disturbing.

While rehearsing alone backstage one day ahead of the performance, Tweeden said that Franken told her “we need to rehearse the kiss.” She says she laughed it off, but Franken persisted, to which she responded something like, “Relax Al, this isn’t SNL…we don’t need to rehearse the kiss,” she says.

But Franken’s insistence continued, which Tweeden says made her uncomfortable. Eventually, she broke down and agreed to rehearse the kiss with him.

Running lines together leading up to the scene, Tweeden says that Franken then came at her and “put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.”

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