RELEASE: MNGOP Calls on Sen. Franken to Cancel Event After Vulgar Photo
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 30, 2017 – Chair Carnahan released the following statement:
Today TMZ released a photo they obtained of comedian Kathy Griffin holding the severed and bloodied head of President Donald Trump. “While we value political discourse and the freedom to express your opinion, this act of perceived violence against the elected leader of the United States of America is disgraceful and disgusting,” said Carnahan. (See photo.)
Minnesota DFL Senator Al Franken is holding an event with Kathy Griffin in Beverly Hills, California on Friday, July 7th, 2017. This ticketed event is a discussion about Senator Franken’s new book.
“The Republican Party of Minnesota calls on Senator Franken to cancel the event with Kathy Griffin due to this crass and disrespectful act of threatened violence,” said Carnahan. “Surely Senator Franken values the physical well-being of our democratically-elected President over promoting his book.”