Well, this is different.
Amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations being thrown at Minn. Senator Al Franken, the unconventional senator decided to do something a little, well, unconventional.
Thursday morning started off with a bang, when model and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of groping her without her consent. A picture of the alleged assault immediately went viral as the news tore through social media.
The accusation sparked a second female accuser to come out against Franken, and added stalking to the list of his alleged offenses.
Franken enraged Twitter when he rushed to his own defense and issued a lame apology in a scripted-sounding response. But it was on Franken’s Facebook page where near the end of a lengthy apology he demanded an ethics investigation – into himself.
Noble you say? Probably not, as it seems Franken merely saw the writing on the wall.
Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer and Republican Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell beat Franken to his own self-inflicting punch and had already called for an immediate Ethics Committee probe.
McConnell calls for an Ethics Committee probe of Al Franken: "Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable—in the workplace or anywhere else." https://t.co/RReGuTkdbo
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 16, 2017
Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated.
I hope and expect that the Ethics Committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as they should with any credible allegation of sexual harassment.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 16, 2017
Nice try, Franken.
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