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McCain Rips The New Yorker's Franken, Kavanaugh Hypocrisy

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By    |   Tuesday, 23 July 2019 04:02 PM

"The View" co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday took issue with The New Yorker story by Jane Mayer that questioned the allegations of sexual misconduct against former Sen. Al Franken.

"That piece only focuses on Leeann Tweeden, who everyone knows, at least I think during the time, that she's a friend of mine," McCain said during Tuesday's episode. "It doesn't talk about the seven other women who accused him of sexual misconduct, two while he was a sitting senator."

Mayer detailed several inconsistencies in the story Tweeden told about Franken, but only briefly mentions the seven other women who accused Franken of misconduct.

"The problem with him staying in office would be, imagine him questioning [Supreme Court associate justice] Brett Kavanaugh at the time, which by the way, the writer who wrote this article, Jane Mayer, wrote a 2018 piece about allegations of Brett Kavanaugh that has been panned because the only corroborating witness in the Kavanaugh article said that he had heard the story from someone who had been there, but that person said they didn't remember it now," McCain continued. "That was her article about Brett Kavanaugh.

"So, it's very tricky. And I want you to go back in time and remember, it would be very uncomfortable for Democrats if Al Franken were sitting there questioning Brett Kavanaugh at the same time, and the article only focuses on Leanne," she added. "It's not focusing on the seven other women at the same time. And I don't think that #MeToo and sexual assault should be about which party you vote in the general election."

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The New Yorker story by Jane Mayer that questioned the allegations of sexual misconduct against former Sen. Al Franken was ripped for hypocrisy by "The View" co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday.
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