Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, condemned Democrats for remaining silent on the sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., while being quick to condemn Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
"It is more than a little rich" that Democrats who have been speaking out against Roy Moore are "suddenly in witness protection when it concerns one of their own," Cruz said of the matter during a radio interview Friday, according to Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune.
.@TedCruz on Franken allegations: "It is more than a little rich" that Democrats who've been speaking out against Roy Moore are "suddenly in witness protection when it concerns one of their own."— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) November 17, 2017
"These allegations against Al Franken are serious," Cruz added during the interview. "The picture is highly damning."
Cruz's remarks come one day after a report came out alleging Franken groped and forcefully kissed KABC sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. The report included a photo taken of Franken appearing to place his hands on her breasts while she was sleeping.
Franken later apologized and requested an ethics investigation to look into the incident.
Moore has been accused by a number of women of sexual misconduct while they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. The Republican has denied any wrongdoing.