Sen. Franken Accused of Groping LA Radio Anchor
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is facing a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.

Franken apologized, but the criticism grew through the day. Fellow Democrats swiftly condemned his actions, mindful of the current climate as well as the prospect of political blowback.

Republicans, still forced to answer for the multiple allegations facing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, joined in pressing for an investigation. Franken said he would welcome it.

Leeann Tweeden posted her allegations, including a photo of Franken and her, on the website of KABC, where she works as a news anchor for a morning radio show.

Published 09:35 PM, Thursday Nov. 16, 2017
Updated 09:39 PM, Thursday Nov. 16, 2017

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