Will Franken survive? Senator faces calls to resign, ethics probe, scorn of colleagues

November 17, 2017

Al Franken's political future has been thrown into doubt as the Minnesota senator faces calls to resign in his home state on top of widespread condemnation from Hill colleagues who say an ethics probe of new sexual misconduct allegations is in order.

The comedian-turned-politician has little to smile about after Los Angeles TV host Leeann Tweeden accused him of groping and kissing her without her consent during a USO tour in 2006.

The Democratic senator repeatedly has apologized and sought to make amends, agreeing on Thursday to an ethics investigation.

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