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In the face of a Republican party that doesn’t seem to have any intentions of keeping their president in check, the Democrats are kind of the only official thing between the U.S. and an authoritarian state. For a lot of people, some hope lay with Democratic Sen. Al Franken — a charismatic, former comedian who was a strong voice of reason on the left and wasn’t afraid to call people on their B.S. That hope died yesterday when radio and TV personality Leeann Tweeden came forward to say Franken sexually harassed her in 2006.

In her statement, Tweeden said the two met on a United Service Organizations trip overseas to entertain U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East. She was supposed to be emceeing the event, but Franken told her he had written a part for her in one of his sketches. The scene included a kiss and during rehearsals, despite Tweeden’s protests, Franken insisted they practice it.

‘I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd,’ she wrote, ‘We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.’ She immediately pushed him off and left the room for the bathroom feeling ‘disgusted and violated.’

After the trip, Tweeden received a CD with pictures from the trip on it, including one of Franken groping her breasts while she was asleep on the plane ride back to the U.S. She writes, ‘I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep. I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?’

Though Tweeden says she wanted to come forward at the time, she feared the backlash and the potentially negative effects it could have on her career. She also expressed the anger she still feels, especially any time she sees Franken’s face or hears his voice on TV.

Shortly after Tweeden went public, Al Franken issued an apology to her, justifying her feelings, saying there are no excuses for his actions and calling for an ethics investigation to be undertaken. He also sent a personal apology to Tweeden who read the statement publicly on The View Friday morning.

On Thursday night, Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn Franken’s actions and even went so far as to suggest more than just groping could have occurred. Donald Trump himself has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by 20 women — who he claims are all either lying for publicity or were paid by the Democrats during the presidential campaign to discredit him.

While nothing justifies Franken’s behaviour, people can’t help but compare Trump’s response to it to his inaction in the case of another politician: Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore. Moore has been accused by multiple women of pursuing them romantically and physically when he was in his thirties. The women’s ages at the time ranged from 14 to 19. While many Republicans have condemned the would-be senator and called for him to step away from the race, there has been no official action to remove him and the president will not speak personally about it. Moore still adamantly denies the allegations, although he was banned from a mall in the 1970s for pursuing teenage girls.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said when pressed on the Moore question, ‘The President believes that these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously. He believes the people of Alabama should take the decision on who their next senator should be.’ So basically, he’s going to do nothing. No tweet storm if you’re a Republican apparently?