Roseanne: Franken 'blaming Trump for his being a pervert'
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As he was announcing his resignation on the Senate floor amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Roseanne Barr slammed Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFranken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Richard Painter puts out 'dumpster fire' in first campaign ad MORE (D-Minn.) on Twitter, saying he’s “blaming” President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE for his own actions.

“I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving, while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office,” Franken said on Thursday.

The 65-year-old “Roseanne” star — who ran for president in 2012 as the Peace and Freedom Party’s nominee — wrote to her more than 400,000 Twitter followers during Franken’s speech:

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Franken was referring to the “Access Hollywood” tape leaked last year in which Trump is heard boasting about using his fame in order to kiss and grope women without their consent.

Trump apologized after the tape’s release, calling it “locker room banter,” but has since reportedly questioned the tape's authenticity.

“But this decision is not about me,” Franken, 66, said in his resignation speech, “it’s about the people of Minnesota.”

Franked is one of multiple lawmakers accused in recent weeks of sexual misconduct, with some of the claims stretching back years. On Tuesday, Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersPortland activist stages ‘reparations happy hour’ Conyers III won't appear on primary ballot in race to replace his father Conyers's son in danger of missing ballot in Michigan MORE Jr. (D-Mich.), the longest-serving member of Congress, announced his own resignation after a string of women accused him of sexual harassment.