Senator Al Franken announces resignation: Celebs, politicians react

Franken accused of groping journalist at Media Matters party for Obama inauguration

"It was also quick; he knew exactly what he was doing", she added.

Other allegations followed, including a woman who says Franken put his hand on her buttocks as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. Cupp concluded that in the event of Moore's election to the senate, it would be interesting to see how many senators condemn him for his alleged sexual abuses like they did to Franken. While some of his remarks will be criticized by those railing against sexual harassment misconduct, he is correct in saying he's not the only offender holding public office or seeking public office.

Dupuy authored the first-person account, "I Believe Franken's Accusers Because He Groped Me, Too", in The Atlantic on Wednesday, the day before Franken announced on the Senate floor that he would resign in the "coming weeks".

"Al Franken's familiarity was inappropriate and unwanted".

"I didn't do this to have him step down".

"You can't be a champion of women and then turn around and assault us".

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

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Leeann Tweeden posted this photo online that she says was taken while she was asleep on a flight back from a 2006 USO trip. "I was excited for that conversation and hopeful that it would result in real change that made life better for women all across the country and in every part of our society". While I do not celebrate Senator Franken's resignation, we can not tolerate hypocrisy. "I was shocked. I was upset".

Franken returns to work and says he knows he "let a lot of people down".

Noting seven other women subsequently came forward with allegations of Franken's misconduct, Tweeden said it is "between those women and God, who's lying".

Menz said she made a decision to come forward after she learned of Tweeden's story and said she hopes sharing her story will help change the culture.

"For him to not acknowledge, own up and apologize is really a big deal", she said.

"He's taking no ownership, and I just feel that he's calling all of us liars", she said.

Franken mentioned the irony of resigning while President Trump, he of the infamous Access Hollywood tape, stays in the White House and Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate accused of preying on teenage girls 30 years ago, continues to campaign with the support of the White House and the Republican National Committee who are concerned about maintaining their slim majority.

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