Al Franken Resigns from the Senate

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The senator said he would fully cooperate with a Senate Ethics Committee investigation, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for following the allegations. "Which, I don't know what other way to take groping".

Dupuy told CNN's Alisyn Camerota that Franken's speech and the venue where he delivered it were inappropriate. There's more I want to say, but the first and most important thing-and if it's the only thing you care to hear, that's fine - is: "I'm sorry", the senator said in a statement. "And there were", she said.

Franken still has not appeared in the public eye.

A national conversation about sexual harassment has intensified this fall after the heavily publicized case of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of many acts of sexual misconduct, including rape, by actresses and other women. "I said, 'No, I don't know that I'll ever feel good about it'". Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio host, was the first woman to come forward with allegations of impropriety.

Tweeden accused Franken of forcing himself on her with an unwanted kiss while they were rehearsing a USO Tour skit 11 years ago, and of groping her while she slept on an airplane at the end of the tour.

Despite the backlash, Kemplin said she has no regrets.

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If this were strictly a partisan witch hunt, it's hard to believe that five liberals (including at least one who still voted for him after the groping incident) would be willing to come forward.

Democratic lawmaker Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday that he would resign from office amid allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women.

"That's not irony", she said. The woman, who wasn't identified, says that after her boss left and she was collecting her belongings, Franken tried to kiss her, saying: "It's my right as an entertainer".

A group of female Democratic senators, and some of their male colleagues, call upon Franken to resign. He'll be making an "announcement" on the Senate floor at 11:45 a.m. that many are suspecting may be his resignation. He immediately put his hand on my waist, grabbing a handful of flesh.

"In the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate", he said, taking shots at President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who both withstood allegations of sexual assault.

"I felt like he was going to actually talk about the accusations against him", Menz said.

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