Serial Groper Franken will not resign but is ashamed and embarrassed
Al Franken is embarrassed and ashamed that he crossed the line with some women. He says that he is someone who hugs people, so does Joe Biden. Someone that hugs people is code for sexual predator. Al Franken is a joke and always has been. He should immediately resign the Senate with no pension.
“I’m embarrassed and ashamed. I’ve let a lot of people down, and I’m hoping I can make it up to them and gradually regain their trust,” the Minnesota Democrat said.
In an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Franken said he did not remember groping or inappropriately touching women.
“I don’t remember these photographs, I don’t,” Franken, who was elected to the Senate in 2008, told the newspaper. “This is not something I would intentionally do.”
he senator, who also conducted interviews with other state media outlets Sunday, told Minnesota Public Radio that he has not considered resigning and would cooperate with a Senate investigation into his conduct.
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“The Ethics Committee is looking into all of this, and I will cooperate fully with it,” Franken said. “I know I have a lot of work to do to regain the trust of people I’ve let down.”
Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor at a Los Angeles radio station, said that Franken forcibly kissed and groped her during a 2006 United Service Organizations tour when Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer, still worked as a comedian. Tweeden posted a photo in which Franken appeared to grope her as she slept on a military plane. Franken has apologized to Tweeden.
A second woman, Lindsay Menz, told CNN that Franken grabbed her buttocks while the two posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in the summer of 2010. Franken said that he did not remember taking the picture but added that he felt “badly” that Menz felt “disrespected.”
The Huffington Post last week reported that two additional women — who were not named in the article — alleged Franken touched them inappropriately during political events in 2007 and 2008.
Allegations against Franken come as the issues of sexual harassment and misconduct have captivated the nation, prompting the firings of men in politics, media, entertainment and sports.
Asked whether he expected more women to step forward with similar allegations of groping, Franken said in the interview with the Star Tribune that he certainly hoped not.
“If you had asked me two weeks ago, ‘Would any woman say I had treated her with disrespect?’ I would have said no,” he said. “So this just caught me by surprise. … I certainly hope not.”
Senator Franken to be embarrassed and ashamed is not good enough. Powerful men have gotten away with your type of behavior for far too long. The bar for douchbag was set very high in Washington by Bill Clinton. After all if he did not resign for getting oral sex in the oval office I can understand why you are only embarrassed and ashamed.
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