Stephen Colbert slams Al Franken for latest sexual misconduct allegation
Stephen Colbert slammed Al Franken again on Wednesday night after the Minnesota senator denied charges of sexual misconduct.
“It seems like every day a new man is being accused of sexual misconduct. But not today. Today it’s the same man,” said Colbert in his opening monologue on The Late Show.
Franken has been accused by a former Democratic congressional aide of trying to forcibly kiss her in 2006, after a taping of his radio show. According to POLITICO, the aide says Franken “pursued her after her boss had left the studio … The former staffer said she ducked to avoid Franken’s lips. As she hastily left the room, she said, Franken told her: ‘It’s my right as an entertainer.'”
Colbert seized upon this shitty, shitty line from Franken. “No, it isn’t. I’m an entertainer and I happen to always carry a copy of the Bill of Rights for entertainers.”
“I have the right to ride the rides at Disney ahead of children. I skip security at airports through one of those unmarked doors you people can’t see. And unlimited free Apple stuff.”
Colbert notes that Franken denies the allegations. “Now, Franken says this allegation is categorically not true, but this accusation appears to be the straw that groped the camel’s back,” he said, playing a montage of news reports raising the numbers of Franken’s accusers.
“Do I hear 31? 32? Sold — to make room for the gentleman from Alabama,” said Colbert, making a dig at Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing allegations of sexual encounters with minors.