Posts Tagged Al Franken
Franken’s “No Arbitration for Gang Rape” amendment was passed 68-30. The thirty Republican Senators who voted against the amendment bear an uncanny resemblance to one another.
How much more evidence do we need that the Republican Party has become fundamentally bad.
I suppose no one should be surprised anymore by this sort of hypocrisy. What does it say about Republican voters, that they will vote for someone who is against taxpayer funded abortions and for taxpayer funded gang rape?
In case anyone is unaware, KBR employees gang raped a 19-year-old colleague then they imprisoned her for complaining.
By their actions, The Republicans have sent a clear message endorsing gang rape by American contractors in Iraq and anywhere.
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In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her Halliburton/KBR co-workers while working in Iraq and locked in a shipping container for over a day to prevent her from reporting her attack. The rape occurred outside of U.S. criminal jurisdiction, but to add serious insult to serious injury she was not allowed to sue KBR because her employment contract said that sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration–a process that overwhelmingly favors corporations.
Meet the girl who got gang raped by KBR employees, imprisoned, fired, and told to shut up. And meet the Democrat who fights for her, and all woman.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected Norm Coleman’s challenge to the election results and has ordered that Al Franken may be seated as U.S. Senator from Minnesota.
Congratulations to Al. It’s been a long time coming and many months overdue.