Just a few days ago. Senator Al Franken said he wouldn’t cancel a scheduled event with Kathy Griffin despite her disgusting and violent anti-Trump photo. Now he has had second thoughts.
Franken backtracks, cancels event with comedian Griffin after Trump photo controversy
Sen. Al Franken has reversed himself and decided “it would be best” for Kathy Griffin not to attend an event that the Minnesota senator had scheduled with the comedian for July.
The Democratic senator had said on Wednesday that he would still hold an event with Griffin on July 7 in California, even after publicly distancing himself from an image showing Griffin with a faux beheaded President Donald Trump.
But Franken said on Thursday evening that he’d changed his mind regarding the event promoting his new book, “Giant of the Senate.”
“I believe what Kathy Griffin did was inappropriate and not something that should be anywhere in our national discourse. I consider her a friend and I’m glad she realized she crossed the line and apologized,” Franken said.
He added, “After hearing from many Minnesotans who were rightfully offended, I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be best for her not to participate in the event we had previously scheduled.”
So what we can assume from this is that Franken received a lot of angry phone calls from his constituents.
That’s a good thing.