4. "I am sorry ... There's no excuse"
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) "is facing an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee after a Los Angeles radio host revealed ... that Franken kissed and groped her against her will in 2006," the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes:
- "Franken did not deny the account by Leeann Tweeden that he kissed her without consent while they were rehearsing a comedy skit during a 2006 USO tour of the Middle East and Afghanistan, about two years before Franken was elected."
- "She also posted a photograph [N.Y. Post cover above] — which she learned about after the fact — of a grinning Franken, his hands reaching at her breasts as she slept.
- "Franken first issued a brief apology before releasing a much longer statement of remorse, saying women like Tweeden 'deserve to be heard, and believed when they share these stories.'"
Trump tweets: "The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? ... .And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women."
P.S. "Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton's former seat, [told the N.Y. Times' Jennifer Steinhauer that] Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light ... 'Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.'"
- N.Y. Times' Peter Baker, "Reviving a Question: 'What About Bill?'": "[S]ome liberals say it may be time to rethink their defense of the 42nd president. ... Chris Hayes, the liberal MSNBC host, said on Twitter that 'Democrats and the center left are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations against him.'"