Sexual Accusations Continue Against Politicians

Minnesota Senator Al Franken makes another apology over accusations of sexual misconduct. This, as Michigan Congressman John Conyers says he's stepping down as the top Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee because of allegations of sexual harassment.

Fox News correspondent Molly Henneberg has more.

Democratic Senator Al Franken says he will be back to work tomorrow. That this has been embarrassing and a "shock" to him that women have accused him of groping them.

Franken says he will cooperate with an ethics investigation but will not step down from his senate seat.

In the house, Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers said today that he will be stepping down as the top Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee as the House Ethics Committee investigates claims by members of his staff that Conyers' sexually harassed them and may have used taxpayer dollars to keep the allegations quiet.

In a statement, Conyers said: "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics. To be clear, I would like very much to remain as ranking member. I cannot in good conscience allow these charges to undermine my colleagues in the Democratic caucus, and my friends on both sides of the aisle in the Hudiciary Committee and the House of Representatives."

Meanwhile, President Trump is urging Alabama voters not to vote for Doug Jones, the Democrat in the special Senate election on December 12th. The Republican in the race is Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers when he was in his 30s.

Today Trump tweeted, “The last thing we need in Alabama and the US Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is weak on crime, weak on the border, bad for our military and our great vets, bad for our 2nd Amendment, and wants to raise taxes to the sky. Jones would be a disaster!"

But other Republicans are hesitant to back Moore.

"The other alternative is if Roy Moore wins and he comes into the Senate in January, there's going to immediately be an ethics investigation, which is going to be a cloud that he'll be operating in."

Senator Thune wants the President to use his influence to get Moore to step aside so that Alabama voters could write-in another candidate.

In Washington, Molly Henneberg, Fox News.


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