BREAKING: Scandal-Ridden Dem Won’t RESIGN

Democratic Sen. Al Franken, in his first press conference since allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct, said Monday that he was “sorry” but hopes to regain the public’s trust and confidence by getting “back to work.”

And the senator made clear he has no plans to resign.

“It’s going to take a long time to regain people’s trust, but I hope that starts today by getting back to work,” he said at a press conference Monday afternoon outside his Capitol Hill office. “I’ve been trying to take responsibility. … I am going to be accountable.”

The Minnesota lawmaker first broke his silence on the issue Sunday, telling state-based newspaper and radio reporters that he was “ashamed” by his behavior and “sorry” for his actions but that he would not resign from Congress.