Rep. Keith Ellison Says Franken & Conyers Should “Examine Their Conscience” over Sexual Harassment

    <a href=""><img alt="_s2_conyers-franken" src="" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>On Capitol Hill, Democratic Congressmember John Conyers and Democratic Senator Al Franken are both facing calls to resign, after multiple women accused both men of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual contact. Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin says Franken cupped her breast at a <span class="caps">USO</span> event in 2003 as the pair posed for a photo, refusing to let go. Radio broadcaster Leeann Tweeden posted a photo showing Franken appearing to place his hands on her breasts over her Kevlar vest while she was sleeping on a plane in 2006 as they were both coming back from a <span class="caps">USO</span> tour. Meanwhile, Rep. Conyers is facing multiple accusations he sexually harassed or groped women—charges he denies. Among his accusers is Marion Brown, who said Conyers invited her to a Chicago hotel room in 2005, where he appeared in his underwear and demanded she touch him sexually. She says she was fired when she refused. For more, we speak with Minnesota Democratic Congressmember Keith Ellison.

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