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Senate Ethics Committee Confirms: We’re Investigating Al Franken

In a release issued Thursday, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics confirmed it "has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator Franken's alleged misconduct."

By NTK Staff | 12.01.2017 @11:00am
Senate Ethics Committee Confirms: We’re Investigating Al Franken

The Senate Select Committee on Ethics confirmed on Thursday that it “has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator [Al] Franken’s alleged misconduct,” the first public confirmation from the committee that Franken is under investigation.

“The Committee is aware of the recent allegations against Senator Al Franken, as well as the calls for an ethics investigation,” said the committee, which includes Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Christopher Coons (D-DE), Pat Roberts (R-KS), James Risch (R-ID), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “While the Committee does not generally comment on pending matters or matters that may come before it, in this instance, the Committee is publicly confirming that is has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator Franken’s alleged misconduct.”

It’s been another bad week for Franken, after two more women came forward on Thursday to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct.

NTK Network wrote on Thursday:

CNN’s MJ Lee reported early Thursday morning that army veteran Stephanie Kemplin accused Franken of grabbing her breast during a photo shoot in 2006.

…Later in the morning, Anna Merlan of the feminist blog Jezebel reported that a sixth Franken accuser alleged the senator “tried to give her a ‘wet, open-mouthed kiss’ onstage.”

As more accusers come forward and Franken continues serving in the Senate (trying to lecture others on women’s health), the cloud of scandal is growing around the embattled Minnesota senator. Several Democratic members of the House are calling for Franken’s resignation.

Of note: the Ethics Committee’s next-most recent statement on a member is from November 16, and is about another Democratic senator: Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

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