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Al Franken says he ‘crossed a line’ while hugging women
NY Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | 7:42pm | David K. Li

Posted on 11/23/2017 10:42:02 PM PST by conservative98

Sen. Al Franken apologized on Thursday amid allegations that the Minnesota Democrat had groped women at campaign events— admitting that he “crossed a line” in some instances when embracing constituents.

The Minnesota Democrat, accused by four women of creepily touching them, issued his most detailed statement yet in explaining how he made such unwanted contact.

“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,” according to Franken.

“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.”

Franken has yet to grant a formal interview to any reporter, since groping allegations were made against him.

“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,” according to his statement.

“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. “

The former “Saturday Night Live” funnyman vowed to win back trust of his state, implying he’s not stepping down from the seat he’s held for 2 terms.

“And let me say again to Minnesotans that I’m sorry for putting them through this and I’m committed to regaining their trust,” Franken said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: alfranken; franken; groping; mcconnell; minnesota; paulryan; perverts; saturdaynightlive; scandals
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1 posted on 11/23/2017 10:42:03 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98
"I’m committed to regaining their trust"

Too late. You need to resign.

2 posted on 11/23/2017 10:43:26 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Nope. Hugging is way different from groping so quit lying through your teeth.


3 posted on 11/23/2017 10:50:01 PM PST by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be made the Cat Food instead.)
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To: conservative98
"“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,” according to Franken....“I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some women "

Ah...He learned from recent stories....Looks like he's going the percentage route. There will soon be a RAT apology..."to all those offended".
4 posted on 11/23/2017 10:51:18 PM PST by stylin19a (Best.Election.Ever.)
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To: conservative98

I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some women”

He can’t remember his serial assgrabbin’? He’s just now learned that he feels up the womenfolk? Gotta be the worse excuse he’s come up with yet.


5 posted on 11/23/2017 10:54:53 PM PST by LouieFisk
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To: conservative98

Love watching this smug twit twist in the wind.


6 posted on 11/23/2017 10:55:16 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: AlFranken

That's not a hug.

7 posted on 11/23/2017 11:13:33 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

He only feels bad because he got caught.

He could have said this last week but didn’t, because these new women did not pop up yet.

He should move in with Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, and then try to convince each other that the NRA did this to them.


8 posted on 11/23/2017 11:13:45 PM PST by Titus-Maximus (It doesn't matter who votes for whom, it only matters who counts the votes - Joe Stalin)
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To: conservative98

“I’m a warm person; I hug people....”
Spoken like a true perv. Michael Jackson said he just loved kids and people didn’t understand.
Franken is claiming that women ineptly interpreted his personal warmth for unwanted sexual groping. Women aren’t stupid. Franken is not winning hearts and minds by portraying women as socially incompetent.


9 posted on 11/23/2017 11:17:19 PM PST by ransomnote
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“Too late. You need to resign.”

Naa...please STAY RIGHT THERE, Mr. Franken. As long as you’re there, Roy Moore has a clear path to the Senate. After the election in 19 days, then yes, let’s dump him!


10 posted on 11/23/2017 11:17:56 PM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
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To: conservative98

This guys needs a haymaker right in the pie hole.


11 posted on 11/23/2017 11:18:39 PM PST by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: conservative98

Stinkin', Stankin',
Frinkin', Franken,
Time for you to go.
Shut your mouth,
And pack your slop,
And drag your carcus home.



Franken's New Home
(Stillwater Prison In Minnesota)

12 posted on 11/23/2017 11:18:43 PM PST by Pray All Day
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To: conservative98

Lying sack of excrement.

When I saw him on set, he walked around like he was the biggest thing in the world. This guy has arrogance under his arrogance. Hefelt he was such a big star he could do ANYTHING HE WANTED. He probably felt he had every right to grab women by the whatever.

He doesn’t mean a word of these apologies.


13 posted on 11/23/2017 11:20:13 PM PST by Yaelle
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I was impressed by a young lady who went to war with our HR department when that dept. tried to dispel her legitimate complaint about a company perv.

HR: “Have you tried telling him how his behavior makes you feel?”

Young Lady: “The problem has nothing to do with my feelings. The problem is his behavior and it needs to stop.”

That gambit of HR’s would have allowed blatant sexual harassment to be diminished to a “He was innocent good will but she didn’t understand and has to communicate her feelings better. He would have stopped if only she expressed her FEEEEEELINGS. She she she.....”

Franken seems to have received similar coaching. Minimize by leaning toward perception instead of his hand on her breast.


14 posted on 11/23/2017 11:23:08 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: conservative98

He’s a writer trying to use his skills to escape.


15 posted on 11/23/2017 11:23:52 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: conservative98

1) Time to resign, Al. Joe Barton too (just to be bipartisan).

2) If you intend to stay in Congress, Al, I suggest the best way to ensure that these despicable actions never happen again is to have both your arms cut off. The choice is yours, Al.


16 posted on 11/23/2017 11:34:03 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Let Trump Be Trump. Would you rather have Hillary?)
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To: BobL
Naa...please STAY RIGHT THERE, Mr. Franken. As long as you’re there, Roy Moore has a clear path to the Senate. After the election in 19 days, then yes, let’s dump him!

Lol! It paints McConnell in a corner. Meanwhile, on the House side, Ryan either speaks up about Conyers & other pervs benefitted by the hush-hush fund or shut up entirely.
17 posted on 11/24/2017 12:00:59 AM PST by EliRoom8
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To: Pray All Day

I was at San Quentin. Stillwater looks better.


18 posted on 11/24/2017 12:22:25 AM PST by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: EliRoom8

Good point about the House. Ryan was there being Mr. Moral Compass against Trump...while PAYING OFF WOMEN to stay quiet about his own members.


19 posted on 11/24/2017 12:22:42 AM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
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To: Mark17

Maybe we should ship Franken there then.


20 posted on 11/24/2017 12:25:57 AM PST by Pray All Day
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