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Sen. Al Franken to the Senate the announcement that he is leaving Congress amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct is under attack by many for the lack of an apology; analysis of Beverly Hallberg, President of district Media group, and Erin Delmore, chief political correspondent for Bustle.com.
Democratic sen. Al Franken resigned from Congress two weeks ago, in the midst of the ongoing sexual misconduct allegations. However, in spite of his replacement has been appointed, at the beginning of this week, he is yet to say if he will empty his Capitol Hill office and back to Minnesota, as he swore after his Dec.7 resignation speech in the Senate.
“Tina Smith is an excellent United States Senator. … I look forward to working with her in the position of a fast and seamless transition,” Franken said in a statement after the Minnesota was lieutenant appointed governor, with no mention of when he will leave.
In his resignation speech, Franken said that he will leave in the “coming weeks”.
And several people on Capitol Hill, including those in the Senate leadership, told Fox News that she knows when he will leave.
“I’m going to come home,” was the franc, the only response to Fox News question after his speech about future plans.
Franc was back at work this week, the elections to the Senate attending a Committee hearing attending a senators-only lunch, with Democrats and even posing for a picture with a group of high school students.
The two-term senator, first elected in 2008, had initially intends to have a Senate ethics Committee investigated the allegations against him. However, according to a seventh use Dec. 6 says that he tried to forcibly kiss, in 2006, several female democratic U.S. senators – including New York, Kristen Gillibrand and California Kamal Harris for his resignation called, effectively forcing his departure from Washington.
Franks, in his speech, from its original plan with respect to an ethics investigation that he thought would help. And he argues that “some of the accusations against me are simply not true. Others that I remember very differently.”
The former comedian also suggested that it was ironic that he was leaving office as President, Trump remains in the Oval Office after you bragged on tape about his history of sexual misconduct.
Such statements have led to speculation that the Swiss franc is having second thoughts about his next steps, or that he not be at least running in a hurry, from Washington, especially after members of both political parties, similar arguments have been raised.
Zephyr Teachout, a Democrat, ran for Governor of New York, said in an op-ed in the New York Times that announced it left with a feeling of “something is wrong”, when francs, he was his resignation.
“Zero tolerance (sexual misconduct) goes hand-in-hand with two other things: due process and proportionality,” Teachout wrote. “Both of them were missing in the hasty call from Senator Franken’s resignation.”
She also said that ” due process “means that a just, comprehensive investigation, with a chance for the accused.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., the forced resignation, “said a lynch-mob.”
“Let us not due process,” he said. “Let’s not ask questions we don’t have to have a chance to have a hearing, we Lynch him.”
Two other members of Congress have recently entered back, then left office after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, 88, joined about 15 days after those allegations surfaced. And Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks resigned and left office, a day after our notice of a house ethics investigation on him for alleged sexual harassment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.