In September 2019, Franken announced he will be hosting The Al Franken Show Saturday mornings on SiriusXM radio. Sen. Al Franken's behavior on USO tour cannot be excused Incident damages his ability to be a moral voice for Minnesotans. Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation on the Senate floor Thursday morning, as Democratic calls for his resignation mount following the latest sexual misconduct accusations against him. Franken, 66, cited the 2006 USO trip in his most recent book, “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate,” as the deciding factor in making the leap from comedy to the Capitol. Mayer details how Tweeden, who went on a 2006 USO tour with Franken to entertain service members, worked closely with right-wing operatives and media figures to give her story maximum impact. Al Franken presented comic talent on the comedy sketch program ‘Saturday Night Live’. All the allegations involved unwanted touches or attempted kisses. He was elected to represent Minnesota in 2009. Anchorwoman and sportscaster Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that comedian Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in December 2006. Franken, who is now the junior Democratic senator from Minnesota, was headlining the event. From 1975 to 1980, he wrote and performed at ‘Saturday Night Live’. In a lengthy investigative report that The New Yorker published on Monday, the journalist Jane Mayer suggests that Al Franken got a raw deal when he was pressured to resign from … Al Franken” to perform a “breast exam” on stage before cheering American soldiers, according to Fran… Leeann Tweeden, a radio news anchor, says Franken groped and forcibly kissed her during a USO tour in 2006, before the former comedian was a senator.
An Army veteran says Sen. Al Franken groped her in December 2003, telling CNN that while she was deployed in Kuwait, the Minnesota Democrat cupped her breast during a photo op. She says Franken … Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It. KABC radio anchor Leeann Tweeden claims Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) groped and kissed her without her consent in 2006 on a USO Tour in the Middle East, … On one occasion there was a USO event which included then comedian Al Franken. Franken, who is now the junior Democratic senator from Minnesota, was headlining the event. Jason Shepperly, a combat medic and one of the wounded warriors, had the opportunity to present the evening’s top honor. The married father of two detailed the four-hour show, performed in frigid temperatures, which ended in the singing of Toby Keith’s “American Soldier.” By Leeann Tweeden . Anchorwoman and sportscaster Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that comedian Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in December 2006. In June 2003, Franken wrote a satirical letter to then Attorney General John Ashcroft in which he asked Ashcroft to be a role model for the youth of America by sharing "a moment when you were tempted to have sex, but were able to overcome your urges through willpower and strength of character."