Senate Ethics Committee Confirms It Has Opened Franken Inquiry

November 30, 2017 10:43 PM

The above video features KSTP's extended interview with Sen. Al Franken from Monday, Nov. 27.


The United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics confirmed it has opened an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken. 

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The committee released a statement confirming the preliminary inquiry Thursday afternoon. 

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"The Committee is aware of the recent allegations against Senator AI Franken, as well as the calls for an ethics investigation," the statement reads. "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 it has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator Franken's alleged misconduct."

The statement says the committee will issue no further public comment on the matter in accordance with its rules. 

TIMELINE: Sen. Franken Groping Allegations

A total of six women have come forward since Nov. 16 with allegations of sexual harassment against Minnesota's junior senator, including two on Thursday. 


 

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