A Hillary Clinton supporter upset about Al Franken’s resignation from the Senate tweeted Friday morning a suggestion that eight women should falsely accuse Bernie Sanders of sexual harassment to boot him out of office, and promptly got roasted by horrified social media users from across the political spectrum.
In the original post, twitter user @gabyfane – whose Twitter bio boasts #StillWithHer – wrote “So who’s ready to be an Anonymous caller to say Bernie grabbed my waist during a selfie? All we need is 8 and we can push him out. #AlFranken”
The response from Twitter was one of universal outrage from Sanders, Clinton, and even some Trump supporters.
This isn't okay, even as a joke. You are deliberately harming the #Metoo movement.
— Star Stuff (@Statistar30) December 8, 2017
I’m not even a Bernie fan but the fact that you trivialize the accusations of actual sex assault victims by encouraging false accusations, and dismiss the women who accused Franken speaks volumes about where you stand and who you enable.
— Hardcase (@roflmaoism) December 8, 2017
You: Haha someone should lie and accuse Bernie of sexual assault to get him kicked out of the Senate
Everyone: This is disgusting, what's wrong with you???
You: 🍩 THE RUSSIANS ARE AFTER ME SMH BERNIEBROS 🍩
— Single Payer Now | Save Net Neutrality (@blueherring32) December 8, 2017
So you're equating photographic evidence of Al Franken grabbing a sleeping woman's breasts with a lie about America's most popular politician for… what exactly?
— Alex Cunningham🌹 (@A1exCunningham) December 8, 2017
Fane followed up her tweet by writing “I’m sorry but I don’t think the things @SenFranken was accused of were the sexual assault and a few of the accusers were anonymous. I know you Bernie’s like to think things have always been the same but 10ys ago things were different.”
Fane later said that she was attempting to make a point in defense of Franken, and not to actually accuse Sanders. Regardless, believers in the #MeToo movement said the comment was an attack on sexual assault victims everywhere.
Fane has since changed her account so that her tweets cannot be viewed by the public.
In the aftermath of Fane’s Sanders-focused tweet being shared and harshly criticized by other users on Twitter , Fane protected her account–meaning her tweets are now no longer publicly accessible.
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