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Entertainment Bill Maher Catches Heat for Reenacting Al Franken Grope Photo

23:58  04 january  2018
23:58  04 january  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

Woman accuses Franken of trying to forcibly kiss her in 2006

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Obviously, not everyone is grabbed by Bill Maher ’s sense of humor. “Real Time” host Maher caught heat on Twitter on Thursday, after reenacting the now-infamous photo of Al Franken seeming to grope Leeann Tweeden’s breasts, which helped to usher Franken ’s exit from the U.S. Senate.

“Real Time” host Maher caught heat on Twitter on Thursday, after reenacting the now-infamous photo of Al Franken seeming to grope Leeann Tweeden’s breasts, which The reenactment was made even more bizarre by the target of Maher ’s mitts — comedian Bob Saget, who appeared to be

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Report: Franken will resign Thursday

  Report: Franken will resign Thursday A source close to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Wednesday confirmed the senator will resign Thursday amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio reports.A Democratic Party official who said they spoke to Franken ahead of the senator's planned Thursday press conference told the station that Franken plans to announce his resignation at the event.He added that Franken has traveled to D.C. to discuss his future with his family. The officials said that Franken's staff confirmed his decision in separate conversations.Franken's staff pushed back with a tweet from the Senator's official Twitter account.

Bill Maher takes a photo of Bob Saget on an airplane while Saget is asleep on January 4, 2018. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand On Senator Al Franken : 'Enough Is Enough' | NBC News - Продолжительность: 1:15 NBC News 7 440 просмотров.

Bill Maher couldnt contain himself, or his hands, and decided to mock Al Franken s infamous mid-air groping photo . Mahers catching some flak for the photo , which he had to expect. But with this coming directly on the heels of Dave Chappelle s jokes about Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. s victims

Obviously, not everyone is grabbed by Bill Maher's sense of humor.

"Real Time" host Maher caught heat on Twitter on Thursday, after reenacting the now-infamous photo of Al Franken seeming to grope Leeann Tweeden's breasts, which helped to usher Franken's exit from the U.S. Senate.

a man wearing a suit and tie: bill maher controversial statements maxine waters bill o'reilly © TheWrap bill maher controversial statements maxine waters bill o'reilly The reenactment was made even more bizarre by the target of Maher's mitts -- comedian Bob Saget, who appeared to be dozing in an airplane seat as Maher made his move.

"These New Years Hawaii trips are getting weird - Saget, forgive me!" Maher captioned the image, which closely approximated the Franken-Tweeden image. 

While Maher had some supporters in the comments section of the tweet -- and more than a few people lamenting that Franken had stepped down from the Senate -- a number of responders felt that Maher's attempt at humor was too much of a reach.

"It's not funny," read one terse response.

"Jokes about sexual misconduct are: easy, not funny, offensive," read another reply.

"Are you mocking Sen. Franken and the victim?" another unsatisfied customer asked. "Not cool."

"That's not even funny. Get a new job," read another assessment.

"This isn't funny. Franken who was extremely important to the senate & American values & had to resign. This is awful," read another response.

Franken announced that he was stepping down as a senator representing Minnesota in December, after radio host Tweeden wrote that the comedian groped and forcibly kissed her while the two were on tour with the USO in 2003. Six more women came out and accused Franken of misconduct in the weeks after Tweeden's accusation. 

Half of Minnesota Voters Feel Al Franken Should Not Resign From Senate .
One thing that may be driving this opinion in the state is that Franken is fairly popular with voters. PPP found his job approval rating at 53%.According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, 50 percent of Minnesota voters think Franken should not tender his resignation. This is compared to 42 percent who believe he should go through with his plan to leave the Senate on January 2.

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