– What about the seven other allegations? – I wanna ask you about a report that was released just today, by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker about former senator, Al Franken. You were the leader of
the movement against him, one of the leaders of
the movement against him but Mayer’s reporting
raises serious doubts over the credibility of the
allegations against Franken. Seven sitting and retired
senators are now on record, saying that they regret what they did. So based on this new reporting, do you have any regrets whatsoever about the position you’ve taken? – So I disagree with your
reading of that article, did you read the whole thing?
– I read the whole thing. – Okay, so, point one, I’d only
talked about one allegation, I talked about the first one. What about the seven other allegations? There was really no critical
or investigative journalism or reporting on the other seven. And that certainly causes me pause. Second, he had eight credible
allegations against him, two since he was senator, and the eighth one happened
to be a congressional staffer. Now I could’ve told those seven senators, and any of the senators, the 35 senators who came out against him, that there is no prize
for someone who tries to hold accountable a powerful man who is good at his day job. But we should have the
courage to do it anyway. So no, I do not have any regrets.