As the accusations against Al Franken (D-MN) grow, Mitch McConnell is calling for tough action against the beleaguered Senator.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens to a question while speaking with the media after he and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Senate Majority Leader is even putting Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats on the spot:
Mitch McConnell calls for Ethics investigation for Franken: “I hope the Democratic Leader will join me on this. Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable—in the workplace or anywhere else.”
— Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) November 16, 2017
The Constitution allows the Senate to make its own standards of behavior for the membership. If the truth of Franken were bad enough, the body could go as far as to expel him, as has been threatened regarding candidate Roy Moore.
Update: Franken himself has given in on the point.