CNN’s John Berman Wonders ‘What’s The Point’ Of Investigating Franken

Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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“What’s the point” of an investigation into Sen. Al Franken, CNN’s John Berman asked Friday on New Day about Franken’s alleged sexual assault and harassment against Leeann Tweeden.


Leeann Tweeden recently accused Senator Al Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent while they were traveling together on a 2006 USO Tour in the Middle East. There was also a photograph depicting Sen. Franken groping her without her consent while she was asleep. Following these allegations, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell have called for an ethics investigation into Franken’s misconduct.

“You have Democrats in the Senate, and also Republicans in the Senate, calling for an ethics investigation of Al Franken,” Berman stated.

“I’m not quite sure I understand an ethics investigation of what because he’s apologized, and he, there was the picture, and there doesn’t seem to be so much of a dispute there,” he continued.

“It’s the fact-finding period in the middle that is the place that you can kind of put this,” responded guest Karoun Demirjian, congressional reporter for the Washington Post.

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