We've learned a lot about sexual harassers this year. Way more than most people bargained for. It seems crazy that Americans elected a known sexual harasser to the Oval Office just over a year ago. But times have changed.
Senator Al Franken has faced several allegations of sexual misconduct and is now officially resigning from the Senate.
Donald Trump Jr. — the son of aforementioned known sexual harasser elected to the Oval Office — couldn't resist taking a potshot at Franken. It did not go well.
Democratic Senator Al Franken has announced that he will be resigning from his position in Congress.
Serving in the United States Senate has been the great honor of my life. Full floor speech here: https://t.co/jFN5sq0n7b— U.S. Senator Al Franken (@U.S. Senator Al Franken)1512670830.0
Franken's decision was made in light of several allegations of sexual misconduct.
KABC anchor: Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It… https://t.co/fdC4GkUxV6— Meridith McGraw (@Meridith McGraw)1510845748.0
Since Tweeden shared her story, several more women have come forward with allegations against Senator Franken.
via: GettyA total of eight women have spoken out publicly against the senator. Some of them have said that he groped them while posing for a picture (à la George H.W. Bush) or tried to kiss them. One says Franken suggested the two of them sneak away to the bathroom together. Franken has responded to some of these allegations (though not all) and volunteered to cooperate with an ethics committee.
Here's a video of Franken's full resignation speech:
Minnesota Democrat Sen. Al Franken steps down amid multiple claims of groping and unwanted sexual advances. He will… https://t.co/zSsQtlhWrQ— POLITICO (@POLITICO)1512720086.0
Donald Trump Jr. had his own hot take to share with the Internet after Franken's resignation:
...because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and God-darnit people like me. #Franken— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1512666010.0
First of all, Trump Jr. didn't even get the quote right.
@DonaldJTrumpJr It's "doggone it."— Mark Glassman (@Mark Glassman)1512707884.0
For some people, Donald Trump Jr.'s reaction to the news of Franken's resignation was worthy of little more than an eye roll.
@DonaldJTrumpJr I know this is hard for you, but sometimes it's best to say nothing.— ⚖stellalimelight (@⚖stellalimelight)1512712386.0
Nurse Jackie actor Lenny Jacobson had an even hotter take:
@DonaldJTrumpJr 3 things you can not say when you look in the mirror....— Lenny Jacobson (@Lenny Jacobson)1512666627.0
And of course, many people brought up the fact that Donald Trump (the old one) is still the President of the United States...
@peppersandeggs @MelissaJPeltier @DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/43rIoYHMRT— Dr. Spartan (@Dr. Spartan)1512671327.0
And then there's Roy Moore.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Democrats fire harassers. Republicans promote them. #GroperInTheWhiteHouse— Hayden Perkins (@Hayden Perkins)1512666155.0