Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was just asked about the emerging Al Franken groping scandal. Needless to say, his answer was just about the worst thing you could ever say.
He said, “You guys need to find something more interesting” when asked about the Al Franken sexual misconduct allegations.
.@SenWhitehouse tells reporters: “You guys need to find something more interesting” when asked about Franken allegations.
— Mariam Khan (@MKhan47) November 16, 2017
And Twitter has been eating him alive:
not cool, sen whitehouse. i'm a dem and that is def not the right response
— Name (@matthewtoddterp) November 16, 2017
@SenWhitehouse …will you please respond with a little class and respect for women? Or do we need to lose respect for TWO Progressive Senators today? Get a clue!
— Brian Kalar (@GatewayLSAT) November 16, 2017
I’m glad you believe in science but how about believing women?
— Leah 🤷🏻 Friedman (@televisionarie) November 16, 2017
You told reporters to find something more interesting than the Fraken allegation? That’s ridiculous. Sexual harassment needs to be dealt with no matter who has done it.
— Alek (@politicalalek) November 16, 2017
Hopefully you can squeeze in some time today for other interesting policy areas, such as sexual assault. But you might find that too boring.
— Scott M. Gagnon (@ScottMGagnon) November 16, 2017
You’re an enabler of sexual assault. Unreal. https://t.co/VGVhQaeFft
— ςｻi⃘lིlི (@chiIIum) November 16, 2017