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Sen. Al Franken Says He ‘Crossed The Line’ But Won’t Resign

After groping allegations were lodged opposite Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., progressing this month, a senator says he will “cooperate fully” with a Senate Ethics Committee, though says he will not resign.

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After groping allegations were lodged opposite Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., progressing this month, a senator says he will “cooperate fully” with a Senate Ethics Committee, though says he will not resign.

Carolyn Kaster/AP

In a arise of a groping allegations opposite a Minnesota Democratic senator, Al Franken says he accepts shortcoming for his actions though has not deliberate resigning.

“I’m going to go forward,” he pronounced in an talk with Minnesota Public Radio News. “I’m going to take responsibility. I’m going to be hold accountable, and I’m going to try to be prolific in a approach we pronounce about this.”

Franken told MPR he acknowledges he has “crossed a line for some women.” He says he will “cooperate fully” with a Senate Ethics Committee.

MPR’s Mark Zdechlik reports that 4 women have done allegations opposite Franken given mid-November.

Earlier this month Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio host, pronounced Franken groped her in 2006 while a dual were onboard an Army ride plane. Tweeden, who was defunct during a time, common a print of a destiny senator putting his hands on her chest while smiling for a camera.

Listen here for a full talk with MPR News.