In June, Monalisa Perez, of Minnesota, shot at a thick book that her boyfriend was holding. She pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
The appointment followed weeks of debate over Mr. Franken’s fate. He announced he would resign last week after more women reported improper behavior.
The Somalis boarded a flight to the war-torn country on Thursday, but the plane only made it as far as Senegal. Immigration officials cited logistical issues.
In a state that prides itself on clean politics, Minnesotans seemed puzzled and dazed to be the latest focal point for the nation’s reckoning with sexual harassment.
In state legislatures, women lobbyists whose jobs depend on access and influence are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment.
Once a star of “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken took his liberal politics to Washington in 2008 when he narrowly won a Minnesota Senate seat. He said he would resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.