Sen. Franken forgives Griffin for “horrible mistake,” will still work together


Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) apparently thinks that Kathy Griffin’s photo of herself posing with a fake decapitated head resembling President Trump was nothing more than a “horrible mistake,” and he doesn’t plan on holding it against her.

The two are scheduled to appear at a July 7 event in in Beverley Hills, Calif. Asked by a reporter if he still wants to do that, Franken said, “Yes.”

Now that Griffin has issued an apology in a video which she posted on Twitter, Franken thinks that everything is copacetic. “I think she did the right thing,” he said. “I think asking for forgiveness and acknowledging that this, this was a horrible mistake.”

Minnesota GOP Chairman Jennifer Carnahan on Tuesday called for Franken to cancel his appearance with Griffin after she posted that “deeply disturbing and disconcerting” picture.

“I am calling on Senator Al Franken to cancel the controversial event he has planned with Kathy Griffin on July 7th in Los Angeles,” she wrote on Facebook. “This is no place for this political discourse or lack of human decency.”

“I sincerely apologize,” said Griffin in her Twitter video. “I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people, it wasn’t funny, I get it. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”

On Tuesday, Griffin came out in defense of Tyler Shields’s picture of her, claiming that she was “merely mocking the Mocker in Chief” and stating that she does not condone violence.

In a behind-the-scenes video of their photo shoot, which was released by TMZ on Tuesday, Griffin made a joke with Shields about the backlash the two have faced ever since the photo came out.

“We have to move to Mexico today because we’re going to go to prison,” she said.

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