Disappointment in Franken's speech from advocates, accusers


So Al Franken's career is, for the foreseeable future, over.

Since then, however, multiple women have accused Franken of groping them.

The legislation was inspired by the story of Jamie Leigh Jones, a 20-year-old employee of defense contractor KBR stationed in Iraq who was allegedly gang raped by her co-workers and imprisoned in a shipping container when she tried to report the crime. He did not apologize.

Back in the States, Tweedan went through the photographs taken during the tour.

Franken's resignation offers opportunities and setbacks to either party, depending who you ask.

Earlier this week, sociologist David Karp explained to Vox his five-point checklist for helpful public apologies: Specifically acknowledge the harm done, admit your role in it, express remorse, explain which behaviors you'll stop in the future, and share your plan for making amends. "I really liked him".

"I look forward to working with our new Senator to help Minnesota families and stand up to President Trump and the Republicans' divisive agenda", McCollum said. He emphasized that there is a "false impression that I have admitted" to guilt, that this is "not true", and that he remembers the circumstances of various accusations "very differently".

Tina Dupuy, a columnist and one of eight Franken accusers, slammed the Democrat on CNN's New Day on Friday for his roughly 15-minute speech. "I shouldn't have done them.' Or, you know, fully renounce them, because he hasn't fully renounced them".

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That accuser, who spoke to Politico under the condition of anonymity, said Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her things.

Support for Franken has rapidly vanished amid the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, with a majority of the Senate's Democrats calling on the two-term lawmaker to quit.

Either Franken was honest in his apology in November, and is taking it back now to preserve some of his reputation, or he was insincere and offered the apology as, in the best case, some sort of favor to the women involved or, in the worst case, an attempt to save his own skin.

"You work for a guy who's been accused by more than 12 women of sexual harassment and assault", Meyers pointed out. That moment was long overdue. If he was in any way honest in his previous apology, he could have been clear about his previous actions, expressed remorse, and explained what he would do differently. I know there's been a very different picture of me painted over the last few weeks.

Fallon noted, "Another senator is expected to resign tomorrow".

During his speech from the Senate floor on Thursday, Franken announced his resignation after weeks of mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against him, but pointed to the "irony" that someone like Trump, who has bragged on video about sexually assaulting women, and Moore, an accused child molester, can have good standing within their political parties. These are injustices that remain to be fought.

On the day of the show, Franken insisted that they needed to rehearse.