(StarTribune — Minn.) WASHINGTON – Sen. Al Franken plans to stay in the U.S. Senate and try to win back Minnesotans’ trust.
The Minnesota Democrat, who has been accused by four women — two of them anonymously — of inappropriate contact, issued a Thanksgiving afternoon apology and pledge. He wrote that he “feels terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly.” He called himself “a warm person” who likes to hug people when they’re being photographed with him, but clearly, his embrace “crossed a line for some women.”
Although his statement did not directly address the question of whether he might resign, he vowed to move ahead with an effort to regain the trust of his constituents. A spokesman for Franken said Thursday that the senator has no plans to resign.
The greatest, well, actually the saddest thing about the Al Franken situation is that his wife hasn’t come out saying that he touched her. Yeah, Franken allegedly gave inappropriate contact to four women but none of them have been his wife. Wooooo! Maybe this isn’t a fact that Franken likes to do this to women. Maybe it’s a fact that he isn’t getting any action at home. And that’s on his wife, not him.