Leeann Tweeden, a news anchor for 790 KABC, a Los Angeles radio station, is accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of kissing and groping her without consent in 2006. She detailed the account in a post published on the station's website.
There were immediate calls for an Ethics Committee investigation from Franken's Senate colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans. Franken said such an investigation should take place, and he will "gladly cooperate." He said he remembered the event differently than Tweeden, but made a general apology for his behavior