(MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE) -- The criticism came swiftly last week after the Atlantic magazine published a writer’s account stating that Sen. Al Franken “groped” her in 2009 by putting his hand on her waist during a photo op, “grabbing a handful of flesh” and squeezing at least twice.
“I’m sorry, is that sexual assault now? To squeeze someone’s waist?” one Twitter user wrote.
“And this is your definition of a grope? Come on! This accusation trivializes real predation and abuse. Knock it off!” a woman echoed on Facebook. “We are officially #offtherails,” tweeted another.
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