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Woman who accused Franken says she accepts his apology

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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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So, it SEEMS that Mr. Franken's prompt apology and and him taking responsibility did NOT go unnoticed.



Leeann Tweeden responds to Al Franken: "The apology, sure, I accept it. People make mistakes, of course he knew he made a mistake."


This comes after Franken released a lengthy (and quite honest) apology statement:




“The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that tour, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women. 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.

“I respect women. I don't respect men who don't. And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed.

“But I want to say something else, too. Over the last few months, all of us—including and especially men who respect women—have been forced to take a good, hard look at our own actions and think (perhaps, shamefully, for the first time) about how those actions have affected women.

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THAT is how these types things should be handled. Kudos to Franken for being an ADULT.

The woman, Leeann Tweeden seems to take Franken at face value:



She said it's up to Congress to decide if it wants to have an ethics investigation into Franken's behavior, adding that she isn’t calling for Franken to step down, unless more women come forward.


She also indicated that it was ANOTHER Democrat who inspired her to come forward:



She said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) inspired her to come forward with her story. The congresswoman earlier this month shared her own experience of sexual harassment, describing an instance when a chief of staff forcibly kissed her when she was a congressional staffer.

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Democrats: Showing HOW an apology works, how to HANDLE accusations of inappropriate behavior, and NOT skirting responsibility!



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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland
Priceless!

A thread actually celebrating Franken for this!

ATS is awesome!


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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Why not, there is a thread daily celebrating Trump.

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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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edit on 16-11-2017 by EartOccupant because: Cosmic interference



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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You're so lame, protecting predators, just sit down.

Just like she said, of course he is sorry, who wouldn't when caught redhanded?

She was sleeping and he reached over and grabbed her. Sorry doesn't cut it.

FAIL.
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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: EartOccupant
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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

I like al.
But with the current climate we find ourselves in ,the best thing for the democratic party would be if franken stepped down.
It will very hard going forward for the dems if he does not. Hard when it comes to the trump moral accusations.
And roy moore will point to franken if he stays and use him as an anchor to get into the senate.
I am sorry to say it but in today's america, franken not stepping down will just make more people more accepting of perverts and assholes as our leaders.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: Grambler


ATS is awesome!

ATS needs a tabloid forum.


The level of stupid has reached critical mass.

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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

Are you seriously defending someones criminal actions because they've admitted guilt? We all know both R's and D's have criminals in their ranks, but you're proud that the D's just straight up tell you their wrongs? WTF???

As a non partisan sheep, I'm dumbfounded by your mentality.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

A star and a smile for that!



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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She was wearing a vest (the same kind I used to stop BULLETS).

It's like saying "he grabbed my leg through a car door".

I hate Franken with a passion and wish he would step down. However there is ZERO guilt in that picture.

The forced kissing on the other hand...
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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

Its not like he could deny it she had a picture. Short of denying that was him he was boned.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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Apparently, this was his second apology because the first one was terrible and didn't go over well:

www.cnn.com...

He was just covering his a$$.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland

The same story notes that she also said this:

She added that she saw Franken a couple of years after the incident occurred, at a USO gala. She said Franken found her in a room at the event and she was "very cold to him."

"He had a chance to apologize to me then, because he knew — he knew exactly what he did to me then and that picture was out there," she said.

While Franken has said all of the right things since being called out, this still is a pretty classic example of knowing what to say, but really just being sorry that you were caught.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: texasgirl

Without that photographic proof, Al Franken would have never admitted to doing anything wrong.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland


“I respect women. I don't respect men who don't"


Yeah.........Revisit this quote in a week.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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He's just another Dem who abuses his power caught with his pants down and none of his words will change that.

When's the impeachment for him?

If he steps down from office then he will take responsibility, until then just words.
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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: texasgirl

Without that photographic proof, Al Franken would have never admitted to doing anything wrong.


It seems to me his second apology was to save his career.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: 200Plus
She was wearing a vest (the same kind I used to stop BULLETS).

It's like saying "he grabbed my leg through a car door".

I hate Franken with a passion and wish he would step down. However there is ZERO guilt in that picture.

The forced kissing on the other hand...
Cool, go and do it to a female wearing her IBA and see what she says. According to your logic, no guilt there.

That, or you know nothing of females, hence your username.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 03:59 PM
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I have been looking but can not find anything Fraken might have said about Moore.

Anyone else have any luck?



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