ABC’s “The View,” and in particular host Joy Behar, performed verbal gymnastics to minimize sexual assault allegations against Democrat Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.
Friday’s show started off by President Donald Trump for tweets he made regarding the assault allegations levied against Franken by Leeann Tweeden. The former Playboy model dropped a bombshell and accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a USO tour in 2006.
Tweeden also showed a photo of the future senator groping her when she was asleep on an airplane with him during the tour.
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Behar desperately attempted to make Sen. Franken’s assault seem minor compared to what is alleged about Alabama Republican senate nominee Roy Moore and President Trump.
“Moore and Trump, not only do they deny it, they say that these woman are liars,” she said. “There is a difference in the way these two camps are dealing it it.”
Fellow liberal co-host Sarah Haines agreed, saying that she “could still be OK” with Sen. Al Franken staying in the senate.
That is when the segment got heated between Behar and Meghan McCain, the lone “conservative” on the show.
McCain mentioned that she was watching CNN on Thursday and heard Democrats calling for Sen. Franken to resign. “There’s a lot of Democrats calling for him to step down,” McCain said. “If you can believe it I don’t just watch Fox (News).”
“Fox is sex harassment central,” Behar said.
“That is so cheap,” McCain responded. “I’m trying to talk about the fact that I was watching other networks and people in your party are calling for the stepping down of (Sen.) Al Franken because of this investigation being a distraction.”
“Noted,” Behar responded dismissively.
McCain said that she agreed that it is “disgusting” that Moore is still in a position to become senator.
“I just don’t think that saying, ‘Fox is X,’ like, I know I used to work there. We’re talking about the present—this is what’s exhausting about this conversation is that I totally agree with you that I think it’s absolutely disgusting at this point that we’re still having conversations about Roy Moore, we’ve talked about it on this show. But right now we’re talking about another senator,” McCain said.
“We’re also talking about hypocrisy, which is what provoked my outburst,” Behar said.
“About Fox!” McCain shot back.
“That’s what we’re talking about. (President) Trump’s hypocrisy, Fox’s hypocrisy, Breitbart, um, um, um, what’s his name, Sean what’s his face? Hannity? All of them.”
Yes Joy, name any progressives nemisis to hide the fact that your friend sexually molested someone.
Behar conveniently ignored another breast grabbing picture of Al:
The creepy photo of Behar and Franken has also been making the rounds on social media to show his penchant for assaulting women. But judging from Behar’s comments, and her reference to him as a friend on Thursday’s episode, one can surmise that she was fine with his actions.
After the break the hosts brought on Tweeden and while she was giving her interview, she got a note from Sen. Franken apologizing to her personally and asking to meet her.
“Dear Leeann, I want to apologize to you personally,” the note read, according to Tweeden as she recited it to the hosts and audience.
“I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, but that doesn’t matter,” it continued. “There’s no excuse and I understand why you could feel violated by that photo. I remember that rehearsal differently, but what’s important is that the impact it had on you and you felt violated by my actions, and for that I apologize. I have tremendous respect for your work for the USO and I am ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you. I am so sorry. Sincerely, Al Franken.”
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