The Daily Caller broke down all of the questions at Thursday’s White House press briefing and found that the media asked significantly more questions about Republican candidate Moore.
Overall, the media asked 13 questions about Moore, 10 questions about tax reform, seven questions related to Trump’s trip to Asia, three questions about lifting the ban on elephant trophy hunting, three questions about other topics, and just one question about Sen. Franken.
“On the other side of the aisle, does the president have a response to the allegations against Sen. Al Franken and also the mistrial over Sen. Bob Menendez?” the reporter asked.
Sanders responded that the president was glad to see the Senate looking into the allegations against Sen. Franken and she had not asked Trump about the mistrial.
Frank eventually issued the following apology, as reported by New York Times:
“The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that tour, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women,” Mr. Franken wrote.
“I respect women. I don’t respect men who don’t,” he continued. “And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed.”
The storm that enveloped Mr. Franken in a matter of hours marked a merger of sorts between the harassment scandals darkening the political world and the grave misconduct marring the entertainment industry. Republicans are still struggling to resolve their quandary with Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls.