Stephen Colbert Slams Al Franken for His Latest Sexual Assault Allegations
Following yesterday announcement of TIME’s “Person of the Year” being the “Silence Breakers,” Minnesota senator Al Franken was once again accused of sexual misconduct. Something he again denied. Well, Stephen Colbert wasn’t having it because on Wednesday night’s Late Show, he eviscerated Franken.
Colbert opened the floor by saying:
“It seems like every day a new man is being accused of sexual misconduct. But not today. Today it’s the same man.”
The sexual misconduct this time around was brought forth by a former Democratic congressional aide who Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006 after he was on her radio show.
According to POLITICO, after she dodged him, he said: ‘It’s my right as an entertainer.'”
Colbert responded by saying:
“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.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 7, 2017