Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., reads during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP
The Senate Ethics Committee has confirmed it is opening an investigation into Sen. AlFranken's behavior after news that a sixth woman has accused him of sexual misconduct.
What they're saying: "The Committee is aware of the recent allegations against Senator AI Franken, as well as the calls for an ethics investigation. While the Committee does not generally comment on pending matters or matters that may come before it, in this instance, the Committee is publicly confirming that it has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator Franken's alleged misconduct."