While Franken tried to use his speech Thursday to speak about what he sees as a glowing personal record of respecting women some of his alleged victims say they were frustrated by his remarks.
Lindsay Menz, who accused Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, said she was disappointed that Franken used the speech to continue to deny any wrongdoing. Two women have spoken publicly, alleging Conyers abused or harassed them while they worked for him. Another woman alleges she was fired after rejecting Conyers sexual advances and ultimately settled a wrongful dismissal claim.
While Conyers’ departure was significantly less graceful than Franken’s, both men have denied any wrongdoing up until the end. “
If Franken’s and Conyers’ fates are a sign of what’s to come, there could be a slew of resignations in the coming days.