Hillary Clinton on Friday said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has taken “accountability” for his actions in the face of recent sexual misconduct allegations against him, in contrast to GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Trump.
Moore and Trump, she said, have both failed to take responsibility for their own alleged impropriety.
“I don’t hear that from Roy Moore or Donald Trump,” Clinton said in an interview with WABC radio’s Rita Cosby. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither.”
Clinton’s comments came a day after Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles morning show host, accused Franken of kissing her without her consent and groping her breasts while she slept in 2006. In her written account of the experience, she included a photo showing Franken grabbing her breasts.
The comedian-turned-senator apologized for his behavior on Thursday, saying he supported calls from his fellow lawmakers for an ethics investigation into his actions.
Moore, who is running to fill the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and currently held by Sen. Luther Strange (R), has faced accusations over the past week that he initiated sexual encounters with teenage girls while he was in his 30s. He has denied the allegations of impropriety, and has so far resisted calls from GOP lawmakers and officials to withdraw from the race.
Trump has long faced allegations of sexual impropriety. In 2016, just weeks before the November presidential election, The Washington Post released a 2005 recording in which the real estate mogul could be heard boasting about groping and kissing women without their consent.
Numerous women have also accused him of sexual assault or harassment. He apologized for his language on the video but has denied the other allegations, accusing the women of lying.