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Al Franken says he'll cooperate with ethics investigation

Photo: Lawrence Jackson / AP

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) released a statement Thursday saying he will cooperate in the Ethics Committee's investigation after a reporter said he kissed and groped her in 2006 without her consent.

Key quote: "I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate."