Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Broadcaster accuses Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment

Broadcaster accuses Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment

For Democrats, the swift requests for an investigation into Franken were necessary to avoid the suggestion of hypocrisy, since a lot of them have condemned Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of making advances to teenagers when he was a local prosecutor in his 30s.

Franken said in a statement that Tweeden's account of the skit did not match his memory. Tweeden resisted, but eventually said "ok" to get Franken to stop his insisting. Al Franken (D-MN) of sexual misconduct, said Thursday that she was initially afraid to speak up about the 2006 incident because she was concerned it could hurt her career. "I shouldn't have done it".

Franken issued an initial apology on Thursday morning. "I told a few of the others on the tour what Franken had done, and they knew how I felt about it". "Comedy is no excuse for inappropriate conduct, and I believe there should be an ethics investigation", McCaskill said. "I think the tide is turning, and what about all the women who don't have microphones and a voice and can say something and it's all over the news?" "And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed", Franken said.

"But I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann", Franken wrote, according to the Associated Press.

The Latest on an allegation of sexual harassment against Minnesota Sen.

Read both of Franken's statements in full.

Women who come forward are fearless and deserve to be respected. "5-10am PST M-F." She has posted many photos of herself professionally with movie stars, music stars, and other political figures.

McConnell, the Republican leader, on Thursday called on the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Franken.

President Trump ignored questions about the sex assault allegations. "I hope the Democratic Leader will join me on this", McConnell said in a written statement. This allegedly happened in 2006 before Franken was in the Senate.

For Democrats, there's not much to lose in attacking Franken; even if this scandal continues to unfold, and more victims come forward, forcing the senator to resign, he would nearly certainly be replaced by a Democrat appointed by Minnesota's Democratic governor.

Murray said, "This is unacceptable behavior and extremely disappointing. And I'm sorry it's taken me so long to come to terms with that".

When asked about Alabama Senate candidate Moore, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said reporters should be asking her instead about Franken and called up the photograph on her phone.

"I laughed and ignored him". The tour was organized by USO (United Service Organizations, Inc.) a nonprofit that partners with the Pentagon to bring entertainment to American troops overseas.

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