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Al Franken has announced that he will resign from his Minnesota Senate seat in the coming weeks.
He did so after a flurry of reports from women made him out to be a serial groper — especially during photo ops.
A number of female senators called for Franken to quit.
Franken said he remembered the incidents reported by the women “differently” and hadn't done anything wrong while in the Senate.
Franken had quite a bit to say during his speech. He took a shot at President Donald Trump. He quoted former Sen. Paul Wellstone several times. He spoke of how difficult being a senator is, commented on how he won his initial race by 312 votes, and reassured his fans that he was “going to be just fine.”
But conservative political pundit and radio host Hugh Hewitt noticed that amid all of his scripted comments, there was one thing missing from Franken's oration:
Zero apology. Zero from @AlFranken. A simple “I'm sorry” would have served him and the country much much better.
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) December 7, 2017
Franken's fans pointed out to Hewitt that the senator had apologized before.
But it wouldn't have been a bad idea to do it again at his penultimate Senate goodbye.