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Franken under the sex gun

Couldn’t happen to a finer senator if I do say so myself. Two sexual harassment accusers. I love it.

“There is no rational reason to doubt the truth of Tweeden’s accusations [which include a photo], no legitimate defense of Franken’s actions, and no ambiguity here at all: Franken should resign from the Senate immediately. Democrats should call for him to step down straightaway. This revelation is a test of the Democratic Party’s consistency, honesty, and decency. If Democrats wish to preserve whatever moral standing they have today, they must exhort Franken to leave the Senate, with no hesitation or reservations.”

The Dems have no moral standing. They’ll pass and let Franken’s denial hold for now.

Via Slate.

UPDATE: Priceless comment from Dantes at Instapundit: “It’s gonna get fun. Franken is the Senate/House index case, like Weinstein was for Hollywood. This is going to embolden a lot of people coming out of the woodwork to make accusations of sexual harrassment against Senators and Congressman. Go long on Schadenfreude and popcorn.” Especially popcorn. Put the feet up.

MORE: PowerLine’s Scott Johnson on Franken-the-jerk: “The photograph is a killer. It is incriminating, but it is more than that. In the context of Tweeden’s account, it is devastating. It shows Franken gleefully humiliating Tweeden. It demonstrates his malice.”