The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee has officially opened an investigation into Senator Al Franken following allegations of sexual misconduct, Reuters reports.
News of the probe comes as a sixth woman has now accused Franken of touching her without consent. The woman, who spoke anonymously to Jezebel, said Franken gave her a “wet, open mouthed kiss” after a radio interview in 2006.
“Zero tolerance means consequences for everyone,” Pelosi tweeted yesterday.
“I know I’ve got a lot of work to do to regain people’s trust,” Franken told the Washington Post. “But I remain committed to continuing to work as hard as I can for my constituents.”