President would consider revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Friday, January 8, 2016
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference.

President Barack Obama would be willing to consider legislation to revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to the White House spokesman.

The White House said the president would "take a look" at proposed legislation if it's approved by Congress.

An Arizona congressman Thursday introduced a measure that would give the president power to revoke the medal in light of the sexual assault accusations against Cosby.

It's the first legislative attempt to strip the comedian of the nation's highest civilian honor.