Following allegations from multiple women and photographic evidence of sexual misconduct, Senator Al Franken returned to work today and told reporters he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed,” but will not resign. You have to wonder if he is still calling for Roy Moore (with zero evidence and a 40 year old accusation against him) to resign.
“Forgiveness for me, but not for thee.”
Remember kids….assault of any kind is A-ok if you’re a Democrat!
“I am sorry,” the Minnesota Democrat, 66, told reporters at a news conference in Washington on Monday, repeating earlier apologies. “It’s going to take a long time for me to regain people’s trust [but I am not resigning so who cares about what the people think].”
And in a very odd statement of admission…
“I know I’m going to have to be much more conscious in these circumstances, much more careful, much more sensitive, and that this will not happen again going forward.”
Franken claimed he doesn’t remember if he ever touched a woman inappropriately while photos were being taken as he was smiling for the camera.
Three women allege Franken grabbed their buttocks during separate incidents at campaign events. A fourth woman says Franken forcibly kissed her on a USO tour. However Franken said today that “one is too many” if women feel he was disrespectful.
Franken added today that he is “going to try to learn from my mistakes” and wants “to be someone who adds something to this conversation, and I hope I can do that”
When asked what the bar should be for someone in a position like his to resign, Franken declined to speculate.
Wonder if Conyers, Weinstein, and the other democrats will now use the “learning from my mistakes… will be be more careful” argument going forward?