Analysis: Franken 2008 Apology Better Received Than In 2017

Al Franken apologized about how he treated women. “I’ve had some tough conversations this week,” Franken said, adding that “it kills me” that Minnesotans could not count on him to champion women. “I’m sorry for that, because that’s not who I am,” Franken said. That was in June of 2008 when Franken’s apology for comedy…
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Franken To Resign, Not Admitting Sexual Misconduct

Al Franken says he cannot fight sexual misconduct allegations and still serve Minnesotans in the U.S. Senate, so will resign in the coming weeks. Franken did not acknowledge any wrongdoing in an 11-minute, 32-second Thursday, Dec. 7, speech in the Senate chambers. “This decision is not about me, it is about people of Minnesota,” Franken…
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Text Of Franken Resignation Speech

Here is a copy of U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s speech, provided by his office, as prepared for delivery: A couple of months ago, I felt that we had entered an important moment in the history of this country.  We were finally beginning to listen to women about the ways in which men’s actions affect them.…
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Franken To Speak At 10:45 A.M.

U.S. Sen. Al Franken will address the Senate at 10:45 a.m. Central time today with what many say will be his resignation after sexual misconduct allegations. Franken’s office did not confirm what he will say, only the time the speech will come. The 66-year-old senator is accused by eight women of inappropriate touching, including trying…
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As Resignation Calls Multiply, Franken Plans Announcement

Update: The Franken announcement is expected to come this morning in a Senate speech. U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s political friends want and expect him to resign. The Minnesota Democrat plans a Thursday, Dec. 7, announcement in Washington that many political leaders expect to produce his resignation as accusations of sexual misconduct multiply. On Wednesday, a…
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