Susan Collins Spoke Out Against Sexual Assault When a Democrat Was Accused

Susan Collins, Al Franken

Minnesota senator Al Franken resigned last year amid controversy of allegations of sexual misconduct stacked against him.

His fellow senators from both sides of the aisle called for his resignation, and he did resign before an ethics investigation into him was even completed.

One senator calling him out for his behavior was Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). “Sexual harassment and assault have no place in any workplace,” she tweeted last year. “The reports involving Senator Franken are disturbing.”

Almost a year had passed since Collins condemned Franken, and Friday she stood up and defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

She did say that she found Ford’s testimony “compelling”, but that it wasn’t enough to not vote for the judge.

“I listened carefully to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Judiciary Committee. I found her testimony to be sincere, painful, and compelling. I believe that she is a survivor of a sexual assault and that this trauma has upended her life.”

Collins stated that with “any given claim of misconduct we will be ill served in the long republic if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness tempting though it may be.”

Democratic senators don’t want Kavanaugh to be a Supreme Court justice. In 2017, many of them didn’t want Franken to continue in his role of senator.

On Saturday, all Republican senators, with the exception of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, are set to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

A Republican that has stayed consistent on his views of men accused of sexual misconduct is President Donald Trump. He firmly defended Kavanaugh and on Thursday at a rally in Franken’s home state, as reported by the New York Times, he mocked the former senator for resigning amid his allegations.

“Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh? Man. Man. He was gone so fast, O.K.?” he said to the crowd.

“‘Oh, oh, oh, I resign, I quit,’” Trump joked.

“I don’t want to mention Al Franken’s name, so I won’t mention.”

Responses

  1. um. the pillow law is for sellers, not consumers. but, never mind. Y’all won mainly because the dems handled it badly and the GOP moral slash and burn strategy saved the day. You should be proud.

  2. The difference is that Frankel admitted to the incident. That he was there. It happened. Get it? Liberal is yet another word easily described. Stupid.

    1. The difference is that Ford produced no evidence and no corroborating witnesses, with Franken, there is a good deal of photographic evidence AND multiple witnesses…but l forgot with you brainless libs, truth has no bearing whatsoever.

  3. “I believe that she is a survivor of a sexual assault and that this trauma has upended her life.”

    A survivor who clearly identified who her assaulter was, mind you. So, what, you believe that she was assaulted, but that someone else who looked like Brett and went by Brett’s name and just happened to be at the party that Brett went to, as well, must have assaulted her? How convenient for you!

    1. SHE believes. SHE failed to prove.

      Let’s pretend that anything anyone says is true.

      That’s not you or your Dodge. You actually drive a Smartfortwo and are a morbidly obese, failed transgender who’s stomach hangs to your knees. You haven’t seen your pee-pee for years and can only locate your feet by pissing on them.

      Prove I’m wrong.

      1. That was a wonderful example of you projecting yourself onto others. Good job.

      2. Its easy Screwtape…..you believe in proof and evidence. Intrepid does not. BTW, I can levitate through walls. Believe me!

    2. Yup, just as I thought. She does not believe Ford knows who assaulted her.

      “I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant,” the Maine Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” in an interview slated to air on Sunday. “I do believe that she was assaulted. I don’t know by whom. I’m not certain when.”

  4. Collins is a two faced Republican.She is not believing Ford who was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh who has been proven to be an angry drunk who lied to Congress and demonstrates he is a vengeful Republican.Roe vs Wade will now be overturned.Equality on mareiage is at risk.Workers rights and minority right are going to be cut back.The Supreme Court is now an arm of the Radical Republican Party and is no longer part of our checks and balances.We are loosing our democracy

    1. Collins took Ford’s claims seriously. It’s the failure of Ford and her backers to provide evidence or corrorboration.

      I could accuse you of molesting children and cutting safety labels off pillows (it’s an actual law) You deny it.

      Is the burden of proof on you, me, or both of us? Think this one through if you can.

      1. um. the pillow law is for sellers, not consumers. but, never mind. Y’all won mainly because the dems handled it badly and the GOP moral slash and burn strategy saved the day. You should be proud.

  5. The evidence was different in both cases Lizzie. You sound like a partisan hack on this one.

    1. *ahem* Ford had NO evidence. There was nothing to be differentiate. (things like time, place, substantiating witnesses matter even if this was NEVER a criminal trial)

      This comparison is not only flawed, but smacks of partisanship. But we already knew that about her.

      Maybe Dizzy, err, Lizzie and her Blue comrade Gosh Willingdupe should re-examine the journalistic credo of reporting facts only and not taking sides, but then who would pander to the Dims/Left?

  6. Franken: real evidence and corrorboration by witnesses.
    Ford: zilch and conflicting versions of her “story”.

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