Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) was not enthused at the prospect of her former colleague Al Franken running for office again, saying Thursday there were many ways for him to pursue public service besides returning to Congress.
Franken announced his resignation in December, amid pressure from Democratic colleagues, after multiple women emerged to accuse him of past unwanted touching and kissing. Klobuchar said in a statement at the time she agreed with his decision, but she did not publicly call on him to step down because of their personal relationship.
Franken has kept a low profile since officially leaving the U.S. Senate in January, but he said this week he was not ruling out running for office again.
CNN host Alisyn Camerota noted Franken resigned “during this #MeToo moment,” only mentioning the picture where he pretended to grope the breasts of Leeann Tweeden and not mentioning eight women who came forward to accuse him of misconduct.