Franken accusers say resignation speech was hypocritical


Yet another woman has come forward accusing Minnesota Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct.

She also said she's been the target of "vile and partisan personal attacks" since she disclosed the incidents with Franken. "It was also quick; he knew exactly what he was doing", wrote Dupuy, who said, "I don't let my husband touch me like that in public because I believe it diminishes me as a professional woman".

"To put a button on this the only truth about my old pal Leeann Tweeden's Al Franken story was the picture (of his hands over her breasts)", Tom added.

Whether or not you agree with his political stances, Franken applied himself in the Senate with intelligence and vigor.

A fifth woman comes forward with an allegation.

The woman says Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings.

Franken's colleagues initially called for an ethics investigation into his behavior, but as more allegations against him came to light, they demanded his resignation from the Senate. "Some of the allegations against me are simply not true". Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.; Patty Murray, D-Wash.; and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., called for Franken to resign.

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At this time, President Trump hasn't commented on Franken's announcement. "We were finally beginning to listen to women about the ways in which men's actions affected them". 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. I froze. Then he squeezed. She was a Franken supporter. "I was shocked. I was upset".

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".

Al Franken's Thursday resignation found critics in some Democrats who weren't eager to surrender one of their more personable elected officials and, unsurprisingly, Rosie O'Donnell was one of the voices crying foul.

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

"It's very disappointing and ironic for me personally, and I'll miss him", said yet another woman.

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