Democracy for America responds to sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken
Earlier today, broadcaster and model Leann Tweeden documented in an extended write-up on KABC’s website that U.S. Senator Al Franken had “kissed and groped me without my consent.”
Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, issued the following statement in response to these sexual assault allegations against Sen. Franken:
"We believe Leann Tweeden and thank her for having the courage to share her story. We are profoundly disturbed and disappointed by Senator Al Franken's behavior. While we are glad that Senator Franken has apologized, expressed remorse, and been publicly supportive of additional investigations, those responses are nowhere near enough to repair the harm he did to Ms. Tweeden and the trust he has lost within the progressive community.
"Sexual harassment, assault, abuse, and the exploitation of women are unacceptable and have no place in our politics. Women deserve better, the progressive movement deserves better, and our country deserves better and we're committed to working with others to realizing that standard.” -- Mia Moore, Chief of Staff; Kristina Powell, Finance Director; Mari Schimmer, Organizing Director; Annie Weinberg, Electoral Director, Democracy for America