Al Franken refuses to say what it would take for him to resign
Al Franken speaks to CNN (screen grab)

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on Monday once again apologized over the allegations that he groped multiple women, both before and after he began his Senate career.


However, Franken said that he didn't believe his actions rose to the level that justified his resignation as senator -- and he refused to answer a reporter's question about what it would take to get him to resign his seat.

"I'm not going to get into that or speculate on that," Franken said. "I'm certainly not going to talk to anybody else. This is what I have been trying to do. I have been trying to take responsibility by apologizing, and by apologizing to the people I let down. I'm going to work to regain their trust. I am going to be accountable. We are going to cooperate completely with the ethics investigation."

Franken concluded his press conference by expressing his surprise at the allegations leveled against him, while vowing to do better in the future.

"This has been a shock and it has been extremely humbling," he said. "I am embarrassed. I feel ashamed. What I'm going to do is I'm going to start my job and go back to work. I am going to work as hard as I can for the people of Minnesota and start that right now. Thank you all."

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