Despite the photographic evidence of Al Franken’s sexual misconduct coupled with his own admissions, some members of Congress are now urging the Senator to undo his resignation, reports The Hill.
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West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin actually chastised Democrats who originally pushed for Franken’s resignation. His remarks read as follows:
“What they did to Al was atrocious, the Democrats. The most hypocritical thing I’ve ever seen done to a human being — and then have enough guts to sit on the floor, watch him give his speech and go over and hug him? That’s hypocrisy at the highest level I’ve ever seen in my life. Made me sick.”
Manchin declined to mention whether or not the photographic evidence of Franken groping a sleeping woman’s breast offended him as much as the Democrats who called for Franken’s resignation.
Franken announced his design to resign from Congress following additional allegations of sexual assault. One woman alleged that Franken kissed her without her consent. Two other women also affirmed that the Democratic Senator groped and fondled them while photographs were taken in his office.