McCaskill Donates Campaign Money from Franken PAC

Nov 17, 2017

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's giving away $30,000 that fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken's leadership PAC donated to her campaign.

McCaskill's Friday tweet announcing that she donated the money to Missouri food banks came after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. Franken has apologized.

McCaskill has said the behavior is unacceptable and called for an investigation.

A Republican vying for her Senate seat had criticized her for not taking a stronger stance. Attorney General Josh Hawley on Thursday tweeted that McCaskill should join him in asking for Franken to resign and return the money she's received from his leadership PAC.