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Major Dem Donor Considers Pulling Support From Dems Who Called on Franken to Resign

Susie Tompkins Buell also donated $500,000 to support women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct.

By NTK Staff | 01.08.2018 @1:15pm
Major Dem Donor Considers Pulling Support From Dems Who Called on Franken to Resign

Susie Tompkins Buell, a major Democratic donor, is considering pulling her financial support from Senate Democrats who called for former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign, according to a report from over the weekend.

Some may see the move as hypocritical, given reports that Ms. Buell supposedly donated $500,000 in 2016 to support women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.

Franken was forced to resign from the Senate after multiple women came forward and accused the former comedian of groping or trying to kiss them.

“In my gut they moved too fast,” Buell wrote in a text, according to BuzzFeed, adding that Franken “was never given his chance to tell his side of the story.”

Buell called out 2020 hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), saying that she believes Gillibrand “shot herself in the foot” by calling for Franken to resign.

“As for Gillibrand, unfortunately, I believe she miscalculated and has shot herself in the foot,” Buell wrote. “I have supported her for many years. Will I going forward? To be determined.”

Buell’s anger over Democrats calling for Franken’s resignation seems strange, given her donation of $500,000 to support women who have accused Trump, a Republican, of sexual misconduct.

The New York Times reported:

“In 2016, Ms. Buell contributed money to help a woman who had accused President Trump of harassment, she said, adding that the money was not used and was refunded. The New York Times reported last month that she was said to have donated $500,000 to support accusers, but Ms. Buell would not confirm the amount.”

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