U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy says he’ll donate thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from his embattled Democratic colleague, Al Franken of Minnesota.
Franken has come under fire in recent days for groping and kissing a sleeping woman without her consent.
"Sexual harassment is never okay,” Murphy said in a statement issued by his spokeswoman Friday afternoon. “There is no excuse for Senator Franken's behavior, and I'm glad he has recognized that. I support a Senate Ethics investigation.’’
Murphy said he will donate the contributions from Franken’s Midwest Values political action committee to an undisclosed local charity.
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