Senator Al Franken Apologizes AGAIN & Asks That An ‘Ethics Investigation Be Undertaken’ Amid Groping Scandal!

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Now this is a significantly better apology.

As we previously reported, Senator Al Franken apologized to TV host Leeann Tweeden after she accused him of groping and kissing her without consent during a ’06 USO Tour of the Middle East. Initially, the comedian turned politician attempted to downplay the scandal by noting that he didn’t “remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way,” but offered up his “sincerest apologies” regardless.

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The Saturday Night Live alum also apologized for the photo where he appeared to be groping Tweeden as she slept. While he defended that the picture “was clearly intended to be funny,” he acknowledged it was not. Since the initial statement, Franken has since come forward to condemn his actions and requested that an “ethics investigation be undertaken.”

He noted:

Understandably, this scandal has rocked Washington as many of Franken’s peers responded to the situation on Twitter. They wrote:

As Hollywood has been hit with numerous sexual misconduct scandals, several celebs have weighed in on the controversy too. Some added:

We’re curious to see if Franken recovers from this pretty damning scandal. Be sure to stay tuned!

[Image via WENN.]

Nov 16, 2017 1:58pm PDT

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