What Al Franken's ethics probe would look like
Sens. Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and Al Franken himself have said they want the Ethics Committee to examine Franken's conduct after journalist Leeann Tweeden said he groped her in 2006. A spokesman for the Chairman of the committee, Sen. Johnny Isakson, said he had no comment on whether the committee would move forward on this.
Why it matters: If the Franken case does go before the committee and makes it to a vote, it will reveal what each Senator on the committee — Chairman Johnny Isakson, Vice Chairman Chris Coons, and Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Brian Shatz, Pat Roberts, and James Risch — thinks the standard is, or should be, for sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill at a time when tensions over this issue are high.