Minnesota Sen. Al Franken spoke publicly about the sexual harassment allegations against him Sunday, expressing shame and embarrassment, but remaining committed to his work in Congress.
“I know I have a lot of work to do to regain the trust of the people I’ve let down, the people of Minnesota, my friends and colleagues, everyone who counts on me to be a champion for women,” Franken told Minnesota newspaper the Star Tribune Sunday, describing himself as “embarrassed and ashamed.”
He told the Tribune he will return to work on Monday, and that he was looking forward to it.
He also spoke on Minnesota Public Radio, saying that he had no intention of resigning from his role in the Senate. “I’m committed to working as