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As you were no doubt expecting, Roy Moore had to jump on Al Franken and interestingly, he did it via Mitch McConnell.

If you didn’t hear yet, Senator Franken is doing the honorable thing and has called for an ethics investigation of himself. The Hill:

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling for an ethics investigation into his own behavior after a woman accused him of kissing and groping her without consent.

Franken in an expanded statement on Thursday apologized for the incident, in which he groped television host and sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden while she was asleep on a military plane during a 2006 USO tour.

“I understand why we need to listen to and believe women’s experiences,” he said. “I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate.”

Franken’s taking the high road:

“I respect women.  I don’t respect men who don’t,” Franken continued. “And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed.”

“The truth is, what people think of me in light of this is far less important than what people think of women who continue to come forward to tell their stories,” Franken said. “They deserve to be heard, and believed. And they deserve to know that I am their ally and supporter. I have let them down and am committed to making it up to them.”

What a breath of fresh air to hear somebody admit that he was wrong, when all that Roy Moore has done is disparage the women involved.

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