Gloria Borger on Franken: Well, This Did Happen Before He Was a Member of Congress

Are you serious Gloria?


TV host and sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of groping her while she slept during a December 2006 USO tour to entertain the U.S. military, and provided photo evidence to prove it.

In a separate incident, Tweeden said Franken tried to kiss her as part of a rehearsal for a skit and “aggressively stuck his tongue” in her mouth.

During an appearance on CNN’s Newsroom yesterday, Borger defended Franken by emphasizing how, “Leeann (Tweeden) did not call for him to step down or say he ought to step down.”

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Giving Franken a pass....

So, it looks like we have some new rules here when it comes to sexual assault.

-Leeann Tweeden didn't call for Franken to step down Borger says.  So, I guess it's not quite so bad.

-We have to 'look at the context' she adds. The context of sexual assault?

-It happened a long time ago, before Franken was a member of congress, back when he was just a 'comedian' Borger says. So, again, it's not as bad. Why? Because the assault was not recent

Watch the ladies of CNN make excuses for Franken here.