Do you think it’s time that those who have allegations against them do what’s right, and remove themselves from their positions and the public eye as a whole – especially when they ADMIT to the wrongdoing?
Apparently Senator Al Franken doesn’t think so.
Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) spokesman announced that Franken would not resign despite allegations that he groped a woman’s breasts and kissed her without her consent.
Sexual harassment allegations against the Minnesota senator surfaced this week after Los Angeles-based journalist Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of fondling her breasts while she was sleeping and aggressively shoving his tongue down her throat.
Franken, who had not worked in politics at the time, had apparently traveled with the woman on a USO tour overseas in 2006 when the alleged incident took place.
The December 2006 photo that depicted Franken fondling Tweeden’s breasts surfaced shortly after Tweeden went public with her story, fueling the allegations against the Minnesota senator.
Franken verified that the photo was accurate after it surfaced and apologized for taking the picture with her. In an updated statement, he apologized to Tweeden and everyone he has ever worked with or represented.
What do you think? Should Franken step down? Should ALL people who have behaved this way step down from their positions?