"I expected for him to come and share the truth, share what he had experienced, you know, give us some sort of resolve to the situation".
On the University of Minnesota campus Thursday, students grabbed a seat to listen to Franken's speech on the Senate floor announcing he was departing.
Franken's colleagues initially called for an ethics investigation into his behavior, but as more allegations against him came to light, they demanded his resignation from the Senate. She also claimed he forcibly kissed her when they were practicing a performance together for troops overseas.
The allegations against Franken are disturbing. "And we keep on making that same mistake over and over again, and I believe with Al Franken, we've stopped doing that".
A Senate Ethics panel announces it has opened a preliminary inquiry into Franken. "Then he squeezed. At least twice" while the two posed for a photo at the party. Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward to talk about how they felt my actions had affected them.
Tweeden pointed to the seven other women who have come forward with stories of Franken's misconduct, saying that it's "between those women and God, who's lying".
"It doesn't make me feel good but I would use that word", Tweeden added.
"I'm saying that he calls himself a champion of women, but he does these things that says to the women, 'you have no ownership over your own body.' That 'your comfort does not matter.' That 'I can touch you and I can do whatever I want to you and it doesn't matter, '" she said.
Kemplin said she made a decision to come forward to set an example for her young daughter. And she says Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer".
"It's very disappointing and ironic for me personally, and I'll miss him", said yet another woman.