Al Franken regrets resigning from Senate over sexual misconduct scandal

New York Post | 7/22/2019 | Staff
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Former Sen. Al Franken says he “absolutely” regrets his December 2017 resignation over a sexual misconduct scandal — and some of the senators who’d pressed him to quit are also questioning their actions.

“I can’t go anywhere without people reminding me of this, usually with some version of ‘You shouldn’t have resigned,’” Franken, the former “Saturday Night Live” funnyman-turned-politician, said in a lengthy look back at the incident in The New Yorker.

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“Yup,” was his usual reply, he told the magazine.

Pressed on whether he means it, he adds: “Oh, yeah. Absolutely.”

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Leeann Tweeden, a conservative talk-radio host, had accused Franken of having forced an unwanted kiss on her during a 2006 USO tour, and several other women came forward with lurid tales of the Democrat forcibly kissing or fondling them.

As the #MeToo movement was gaining steam, several senators quickly called for Franken’s head, including New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, now seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, who does not regret her calls...
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