2018-01-08 21:12:13 UTC
As he was announcing his resignation on the Senate floor amid
allegations of sexual misconduct, Roseanne Barr slammed Sen. Al
Franken (D-Minn.) on Twitter, saying hes blaming President
Trump for his own actions.
I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact
that I am leaving, while a man who has bragged on tape about his
history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, Franken said
The 65-year-old Roseanne star who ran for president in 2012
as the Peace and Freedom Partys nominee wrote to her more
than 400,000 Twitter followers during Frankens speech:
al franken is blaming Trump for his being a pervert!
Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) December 7, 2017
Franken was referring to the Access Hollywood tape leaked last
year in which Trump is heard boasting about using his fame in
order to kiss and grope women without their consent.
Trump apologized after the tapes release, calling it locker
room banter, but has since reportedly questioned the tape's
But this decision is not about me, Franken, 66, said in his
resignation speech, its about the people of Minnesota.
Franked is one of multiple lawmakers accused in recent weeks of
sexual misconduct, with some of the claims stretching back
years. On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), the longest-
serving member of Congress, announced his own resignation after
a string of women accused him of sexual harassment.
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