Capitol Chatter: GOP criticizes, Franken apologizes for ‘thoughtless moment’
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken's election opponent is trying to make a campaign issue out of a video shot two years ago showing the senator holding two traffic cones to his chest, apparently to imitate a woman's breasts.
"It was a thoughtless moment and I regret it," Democrat Franken told Forum News Service of the 2012 incident, which he did not know was being videotaped.
Republican challenger Mike McFadden said the incident is proof that Franken should not be re-elected.
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