Franken Accuser: ‘Sad and Appalled’ by Him Not ‘Owning Up to What He Did’
Franken Accuser: ‘Sad and Appalled’ by Him Not ‘Owning Up to What He Did’ (The Washington Free Beacon)
Stephanie Kemplin, who came forward last week with the allegation that Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) groped her in 2003, said Thursday that she was "appalled" by Franken's speech announcing his resignation.
When Franken announced on the Senate floor on Thursday that he would resign, he said some of the accusations levied against him are false and others he remembered "differently." He also accused other individuals, such as President Donald Trump, of worse offenses. Kemplin, an Army veteran, said Franken's speech shows he still refuses to own up to his actions.
"I have to say that I'm so sad and appalled at his lack of response and him owning up to what he did," Kemplin said. "I feel that he just keeps passing the buck and making it out to be something [in which] we took his behavior the wrong way, or we misconstrued something, or that we just flat-out lied about what happened to us."