Skip to comments.Leading Senate Democrats Call For Ethics Investigation Into Al Franken
Posted on 11/16/2017 11:06:30 AM PST by drewh
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) faced swift and bipartisan condemnation Thursday and a call for an ethics investigation after a Los Angeles model and broadcaster accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006.
After originally issuing a brief apology and saying he didnt recall the incident the way Leeann Tweeden did, Franken issued a longer apology Theres no excuse and welcomed the ethics investigation, saying he will gladly cooperate.
The top Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), said he hopes there will soon be one by the Senate Ethics Committee, which has the authority to recommend expelling a senator. Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated, Schumer said in a statement.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is dealing with the political fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct by an Alabama GOP Senate candidate, immediately called on the ethics committee to investigate Franken. McConnell has also not ruled out investigations into Roy Moore if he wins his special election next month despite Republican leaders calls for him to drop out of the race.
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Schmuckie needs to be investigated for DNC Senate election voter fraud in the election of Diapers Franken.
The left have released the DOGS FROM HELL and they can not control them.
Great news. Now we can hoist them on their own petards.
Heh heh! In their own snares...
“Ethics investigation?” Horses***! Franken is NOT FIT TO SERVE AS A UNITED STATES SENATOR!
Let’s hear it from you, John McCain! You too, *itch McConnell!! LET’s HEAR IT YOU WORTHLESS SCUM!
Anyone But Hillary
How many Reps and /or Sens have paid and/or had agents pay hush money to victims and/or had someone sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Let’s see them all get on the record.
I wonder why this is all coming out now? Was he really a viable candidate in 2020? If so, that’d make sense.
I also hope someone gets a hold of the list of congresscritters responsible for the payout of taxpayer dollars to keep accuser’s mouths shut (assuming that story is accurate).
Ethics committee from the criminal Senate.
What an obscene joke.
Rush is pissing me off by telling the Left (and McConnell, as he is part of the enemy, with Graham, McCain, Franks, etc.) what to do...toss him aside and you lose nothing.
Just for the record, I read that McConnell has called for an investigation. Even the Dems realize with the Roy Moore situation, they will have to go after Franken. Even if he resigns, they know it’s a safe seat so they’ll sacrifice him. There are others to be sure, lets see what happens or who comes out in the next few days. What women (or even men possibly) will be inspired to share their story of politicians over the next few days.
I would say Frankens case is much like a lot of the Roy Moore accusers (except for two), very boorish behavior but not illegal. Lets see what the Senate is willing to put up with. Does it have to be illegal or merely boorish behavior not becoming of a United States Senator.
Delaying tactic. Rush nailed it.
We don’t need no stinking probe, we want Franken’s head on a pike today!!!
Minnesota is not a safe Dem seat anymore due to skyrocketing ObamaCare premiums in the state. Premiums up near 100% over the course of the past 2 years. Heck, Trump almost won Minnesota
Except that there's a picture of Franken with his hands on a sleeping Leeann Tweeden's breasts. Proof positive on Franken, whereas all of Moore's accusers have allegations without any proof.
And I expect a snowjob and whitewash is coming.
This has to be killing the Dems.
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