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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:37 PM

Journalist Says Franken Groped Her At A Party In 2009

Source: Talking Points Memo

Tina Dupuy, a journalist and former Democratic congressional staffer, on Wednesday alleged that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) groped her at a party in 2009.

“It happened at a Media Matters party during the first Obama inauguration,” Dupuy wrote in the Atlantic, referring to an event in February 2009, after Franken was elected to office in a close race.

Dupuy said she “saw Al Franken” and asked to take a picture with him because her foster mother was a fan.

“We posed for the shot. He immediately put his hand on my waist, grabbing a handful of flesh. I froze. Then he squeezed. At least twice,” Dupuy said.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/journalist-says-franken-groped-her-at-2009-party

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Reply Journalist Says Franken Groped Her At A Party In 2009 (Original post)
Jose Garcia Wednesday OP
cilla4progress Wednesday #1
JustAnotherGen Wednesday #2
samnsara Wednesday #3
Qutzupalotl Wednesday #4
brush Wednesday #19
Kimchijeon Wednesday #20
Alice11111 Wednesday #5
Kimchijeon Wednesday #22
fountainofyouth Wednesday #6
WoonTars Wednesday #21
Alice11111 Wednesday #28
WoonTars Wednesday #37
Kimchijeon Wednesday #25
Alice11111 Wednesday #30
idahoblue Thursday #44
FuzzyRabbit Wednesday #7
Bengus81 Wednesday #23
Alice11111 Wednesday #26
still_one Wednesday #8
7962 Wednesday #15
rgbecker Wednesday #41
still_one Wednesday #42
LoveMyCali Thursday #45
still_one Thursday #46
LoveMyCali Thursday #47
still_one Thursday #48
LoveMyCali Thursday #49
Turbineguy Wednesday #9
Alice11111 Wednesday #33
Polly Hennessey Wednesday #10
bluestarone Wednesday #11
TCJ70 Wednesday #12
hopeforchange2008 Wednesday #13
FuzzyRabbit Wednesday #14
flamingdem Wednesday #16
Kimchijeon Wednesday #29
Alice11111 Wednesday #34
FuzzyRabbit Wednesday #40
SeaDoo77 Wednesday #17
Alice11111 Wednesday #36
Bengus81 Wednesday #18
dhill926 Wednesday #24
The_Casual_Observer Wednesday #27
blimablam Wednesday #31
LisaL Wednesday #39
DeminPennswoods Wednesday #32
handmade34 Wednesday #35
Rollo Wednesday #38
truthisfreedom Wednesday #43

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:39 PM

1. Groping?



More like "handsy," I'd say.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:40 PM

2. Um

Lee Greenwood, Doug Stone, and a host of other country singers from the early 90's did the exact same thing to me.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:41 PM

3. this is it?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:42 PM

4. So, he hugged her.

What am I missing?

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:23 PM

19. Right. What is her agenda? Hugging around the waist for a photo is not groping and she knows it.

What is she trying to prove here, and did someone put her up to it?

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Response to brush (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:26 PM

20. exactly, this is not groping, this is complete horseshit.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:42 PM

5. Oh geez, put his hand on her waist for a photo!#! I have

Represented Victims in sex harassment cases for almost 30 years.
This is a RW set up!

Stop it! Give the guy an investigation. Lynch mob!
Where is common sense??

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:29 PM

22. I agree, lets do the investigation that HE SUGGESTED!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:43 PM

6. Enough is enough

I'm really disappointed in DU throughout this. We all love Franken, but we're making the same excuses the other side does. These accusers are credible and do not deserve our scorn.

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:27 PM

21. Bullshit. He grabbed her waist FFS...

Just stop it...

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Response to WoonTars (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:40 PM

28. You can't be serious. It was a photo.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:17 PM

37. He put his hand on her WAIST.....THAT IS NOW CONSIDERED GROPING?

You can't be serious...

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:33 PM

25. Yeah, no touching or human contact allowed anymore, that's now groping don'tcha know

Better get a consent form filed before you shake hands!

Gimme a break!

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Response to Kimchijeon (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:43 PM

30. Only for effective Dems though. Repubs just ask their

Mammas before molesting them.

We have gone off the rails.

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:49 AM

44. Using the standard railroading Franken

Every person who has ever had a social or career interaction has been groped. I could file a million lawsuits using the accusations leveled against Sen. Franken.
OMG, I have been hugged, had a hand on my waist during photos, had my breasts and butt brushed in passing. Not one of those can be interpreted as sexual assault. Using the low bar being set by the Democrats, there is no one qualified to run for office. We will be left with antisocial basement dwellers who have never had a human interaction.

Get real! This is bullshit, Dems are falling on their sword while republicans grab machetes and circle the wagons.

We are the party of whiners and snowflakes.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:43 PM

7. Is all touching groping?

I thought "groping" referred to manhandling intimate parts.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:29 PM

23. Only till Republicans (using DEMS) get rid of Franken.....

Then touching a woman's waist for a pic will be okey dokey again.............

Look like she's screaming GROPING in this pic?? She is NOW.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:34 PM

26. Hell no. That is not sex harassment. I have represented

Many victims as a lawyer in these cases.

He touched/ grabbed her waist for a photo. BFD!

We are at the point that most Dems believe anything the Rups trick us into believing.

STAND UP! He deserves an investigation.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:44 PM

8. Tina Dupuy is the former communications director for Congressman Alan Grayson

Here is background information if it is the same person:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Dupuy

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:49 PM

15. Yes, its the same person. nt

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:43 PM

41. That's enough for me. Franken should continue looking for an ethics investigation.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #41)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:57 PM

42. I won't discard what she said happened, but I also do NOT want Al to even consider resigning until

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an ethics investigation is done

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Response to still_one (Reply #42)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:06 AM

45. What happened?

Have you ever taken a picture with another person? Don't you usually move in close and yes (the horror of it all) either put your arm around their waist or shoulders? In what way is this groping? It's getting ridiculous!

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Response to LoveMyCali (Reply #45)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:12 AM

46. I won't even hug my dog anymore

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Response to still_one (Reply #46)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:15 AM

47. Idid read somewhere

That dogs actually hate to be hugged.

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Response to LoveMyCali (Reply #47)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:18 AM

48. That could be. I lost my dog in 2013, so my comment was purely meant as satirical

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Response to still_one (Reply #48)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:34 AM

49. I was joking too

I always hug dogs, I figure they didn't read the article.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:44 PM

9. If we can get rid of Franken

we can get rid of Mueller.

Obviously we need to get rid of anybody who Trump may perceive as a threat.

As Democrats we need to help the GOP with this.

Oh, and vote for Roy Moore.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:46 PM

33. Might as well, as we are to the point, we are taking

Out Dems for the RW. I can't stand it!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:45 PM

10. Oh, no,

he squeezed her waist. I once took a photo with Senator Harry Reid —- he hugged me and squeezed my waist. Did not feel violated at all. Good grief.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:46 PM

11. man this sooooo fucking strange

I certainly DO NOT call that groping. what is her agenda?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:47 PM

12. How far is the definition of the word "grope" going to be expanded?

This is ridiculous.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:48 PM

13. This is absurd.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:52 PM

16. They're playing us for IDIOTS

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:40 PM

29. welp it's workin'

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:47 PM

34. and we are RUSHING right into the trap.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:08 PM

40. ACORN, Shirley Sherrod, and now Al Franken

If the Republicans accuse a Democrat of wrongdoing, it seems the Democratic leadership will immediately cave and get rid of the accused. Even if there is no evidence of any wrongdoing. Even if the accusation is totally false.

It has happened before, and it will soon happen again. And then again and again and again until we Democrats start fighting back.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:17 PM

17. Circular Firing Squad Dems

Beyond stupid.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:49 PM

36. + millions




I can't take it anymore.
Great analogy.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:22 PM

18. What does Steve Harvey do DAILY on Family Feud?

Arm around women's waist,shoulder. Wonder why no outrage there? Why does he still have a show??

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:32 PM

24. yep, this is clearly worse than Moore or Trump....

or any other goddamn repub. Right? jesus fucking christ....madness...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:35 PM

27. Too bad she didn't visit with trump, he would have shown her what a real grope is.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:44 PM

31. Grabbed her around the waist and squeezed. That's a hug

Or am I missing something?

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Response to blimablam (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:22 PM

39. Apparently that now counts a groping.

So other politicians who hugged somebody for a photo op better get in line.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:45 PM

32. This is so ridiculous

He put his arm around her waist? She thinks that's groping? Does she know there are ways of signaling you want your picture taken, but not touched? You just leave space and put fold your hands in front of you or behind your back. The other person will, believe it or not, usually respond in kind.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:47 PM

35. seriously?

wow... not sexual assault in my book... if this is the undoing of Al Franken, then we are a sorry lot

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:22 PM

38. I wonder how much of this piling onto Franken is channelling of the old Nazi stereotype...

... of older Jewish men lusting after pure Aryan girls, intent on despoiling the master race....?

Meanwhile supposedly Christian white conservatives like Trump and Moore get away with much worse than Franken has been accused of...

It sucks, bigly.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:21 PM

43. Sigh. Why?

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