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Back at work, Sen. Al Franken continues apology tour

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"I know there are no magic words I can say to regain your trust and I know that’s going to take time. I’m ready to start that process, and that starts with going back to work today.”

Al Franken, under pressure to resign, vows to ‘learn from my mistakes’

New York Post

Disgraced Sen. Al Franken said Monday that “you have to respect women’s experience” after at first disputing a radio host’s version of an incident in which he groped her and forced her to kiss him. He apologized to other women who have…

Franken on groping allegations: 'This will not happen again'

The Hill

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told reporters Monday that he will work to regain people's trust following allegations of sexual misconduct against him, and vowed "this will not happen again going forward.""I know I'm go...

Senator Franken, on groping allegations, vows 'this will not happen again'

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken returned to Congress on Monday to begin what he called a process of rebuilding trust shattered by allegations he had groped or inappropriately touched women, vowing "this will not…

Al Franken apologizes for sexual misconduct allegations

CBS News / Politics

"I'm going to try to learn from my mistakes," Sen. Al Franken said Monday outside of his Capitol Hill office

Al Franken on whether he will face more groping allegations: ‘I don't know. I can't say.’

Franken apologized, though he claimed to have no memory of doing most of the things he apologized for.

Franken Apologizes Again While Saying He's Resuming Senate ...

Bloomberg / Politics

Senator Al Franken said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” after several women accused him of inappropriate kissing and touching, but he’s ...

Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

Responding to accusations of serial groping, Senator Al Franken tells women and the press that he is “tremendously sorry” and vows to regain women’s trust.

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Back at work, Sen. Al Franken continues apology tour

"I know there are no magic words I can say to regain your trust and I know that’s going to take time. I’m ready to start that process, and that starts with going back to work today.”

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