Rep. Franson Apology Not Enough For DFL By Michael McIntee | March 9, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN House Subscribe to MN House Follow this author A Bachmann-like "non-apology" says Rep. Thissen. Click photo to watch his comments. A Bachmann-like "non-apology" says Rep. Thissen. Click photo to watch his comments.Republican Minnesota State Representative Mary Franson caused a national uproar when she compared welfare recipients to animals that shouldn’t be fed. She later apologized, but Minnesota Democratic House Minority leader Paul Thissen says Franson’s statement was a Michele Bachmann-like “non-apology” Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers says Representative Mary Franson’s apology is “enough for me”, Both House leaders agree that Franson should not resign because of her statement. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.