Following the exposure of Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore’s massive underage sex scandal, a woman came forward to accuse Sen. Al Franken of sexual harassment. Since then, other women have come forward to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct.
Unlike Roy Moore and President Trump, Franken admitted to his wrongdoings and apologized for any foul play. The U.S. is a nation that forgives the people who come clean.
Sen. Franken issued a second apology statement after several women accused him of squeezing their buttocks.
He said in a statement: “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations. I’m a warm person; I hug people.
I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some women — and I know that any number is too many. Some women have found my greetings or embraces for a hug or photo inappropriate, and I respect their feelings about that.”
He continued, “I’ve thought a lot in recent days about how that could happen, and recognize that I need to be much more careful and sensitive in these situations. I feel terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly and for that I am so sorry, and I want to make sure that never happens again. And let me say again to Minnesotans that I’m sorry for putting them through this and I’m committed to regaining their trust.”
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