Mixed Reactions Locally to Franken Resignation

Tina Dupuy

Tina Dupuy

"Then I saw Al Franken", Dupuy wrote.

"I'm not seeking public approval".

Leeann Tweeden is seen here during a press conference. I'd told myself I was the only one. "I really liked him".

Tweeden also posted an image of Franken pretending to cup her covered breasts on a plane ride as she slept. "I felt like he was going to share his point of view". "We need to draw a line in the sand and say none of it is OK, none of it is acceptable, and we, as elected leaders, should absolutely be held to a higher standard".

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Lindsay Menz is seen here during an interview with "Nightline".

"Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate", Franken said on the Senate floor Thursday. "But this decision is not about me, it's about the people of Minnesota and it has become clear that I can't both pursue the ethics committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator for them".

"All women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously", he continued. Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. "Others I remember very differently".

Franken came under increasing pressure to leave office after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a seventh woman on Wednesday. Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio host, was the first woman to come forward with allegations of impropriety. A photo that showed Franken appearing to grope the sleeping Tweeden on the plane went viral on the Internet. The alleged incident was captured in a photograph. "I may be resigning my seat, but I'm not resigning my voice".

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For those of you keeping score at home, of the eight women who have accused Franken, one is explicitly a Republican, one is "politically neutral", one has not revealed her political beliefs (but was a fan of Franken's comedy), and five are either Democrats or progressives. Franken said he had a different recollection of the skit rehearsal, but said he welcomed a Senate ethics investigation into the allegation.

The tipping point seemed to come on Wednesday, when Sens.

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez also called for Franken's resignation, tweeting: "Sen". "The moment was long overdue". "And that I have earned a reputation as someone who respects the women I work alongside every day". It will take effect sometime in the next few weeks. "I was shocked. I was upset". The woman, who wasn't identified, says that after her boss left and she was collecting her belongings, Franken tried to kiss her, saying: "It's my right as an entertainer".

"It doesn't make me feel good but I would use that word", Tweeden added. "He needed to resign", she said. There's more I want to say, but the first and most important thing-and if it's the only thing you care to hear, that's fine - is: "I'm sorry", the senator said in a statement.

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

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