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'But sometimes when you don’t get a joke, it's because it wasn't a joke.'I respect women. And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed. I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn't matter. A reliably liberal champion of women's causes, the senator last month donated to the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center all the money his campaigns and political action committees have received from disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters late Thursday afternoon that 'on Senator Franken, it appears that the Senate is looking into that, which they should.And he responded to Weinstein's apparent history of serial sexual-assault last month in a stinging Facebook essay, saying that 'the disappointing responses women often face when they go public both embolden harassers and encourage victims to stay silent.'Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell issued a swift statement of his own, calling for a congressional investigation into Tweeden's claims.'As with all credible allegations of sexual harassment or assault, I believe the Ethics Committee should review the matter,' Mc Connell said. And we feel that that's an appropriate action''I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate,' Franken said.She added that she knew of two current Congress members – one Democrat and one Republican – who had sexually harassed staffers.
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Senator Al Franken apologized Thursday to a model-turned-radio host whom he groped and kissed without consent during a 2006 USO tour.
She says Franken forced his tongue into her mouth when she expected to be rehearsing a scene where they would fake a 'kiss' for the military audience. Al Franken groped her while she slept on a military transport plane (pictured) and forcibly kissed her backstage during a 2006 USO goodwill tour Leeann Tweeden, pictured in 2006, just months before performing in the fateful USO tour, says she's still angry at Sen. He mashed his lips against my face and stuck his tongue in my mouth so fast,' Tweeden said Thursday.
Democratic Senator Al Franken has been accused of sexual assault as the national discussion about sexual harassment moves to the US capitol.
Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor for a Los Angeles radio station, claimed in an article for 790 KABC that Mr Franken kissed her and groped her without her consent during a tour through the Middle East.