After saying that she had tried to make an issue of it a year ago, Conway added that "I look at these two and say in a country of 330 million is this the best we can do in our representatives". But there's nothing amusing about sexual assault.
In response to his latest foray, Trump critics immediately zeroed in on allegations against the president and his infamous remarks in which he boasted about grabbing women by the genitals.
The president's tweet provided a reminder that during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump faced multiple credible allegations of sexual misconduct - and was elected anyway. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.
One of the most recent and high-profile cases of sexual misconduct in Congress involved the former Republican speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, who pleaded guilty in 2015 to making illegal payments to hush up his molestation of teenage boys. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?.
Trump also said he was sticking by the previous White House statement on Moore that was made during the trip. He's anxious about alienating Moore's supporters if he takes steps that would prevent him from being elected - a reflection, aides said, of Trump's longstanding fears of losing his base.
"The president believes we can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life".
Mocking Franken's name in a misspelling, the president wrote: "The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words".
Ten minutes later, he added: "And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women". But taken together they tell the story of the volatile state of modern Washington, where days are now measured out in political bombshells.
"I'm sorry", said the senator, who skipped a series of votes Thursday.
Franken's downfall was testimony to the power of the uncontrollable societal wildfire unleashed in politics, journalism and in entertainment after the exposure of film producer Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct. Maria Cantwell when told of the breaking news about the former "Saturday Night Live" regular in a corridor by CNN reporter Ashley Killough.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is set to deliver a memo to the White House that spells out ways the December 12 special election could be delayed, including by applying pressure to Alabama's Republican governor, the officials said.
Hours before the tweets appeared, Franken moved swiftly to apologize and embrace bipartisan calls for an ethics investigation into his actions.
As Carlson has pointed out, the issue of sexual harassment and assault aren't exclusive to one party, nor are they to one industry or country.
"But again, the president will make a statement when he wants to make a statement".