Sen. Al Franken calls for ethics investigation INTO HIMSELF after sex abuse accusation rocks Internet

FILE – In this July 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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.

Al Franken via Twitter

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.  

Image Al Franken Facebook. Screen shot.

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.

And…

Nice try, Franken.

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