Stephen Colbert started tonight’s episode of “The Late Show” with a talk about the latest disappointing entry in the 2017 sexual harassment scandals, accusations made Thursday against Senator Al Franken.
“Every day it seems like we find out about another high profile sexual harasser, and today is no exception,” Colbert said at the top of the show.
“Come on, Franken! I guess there are no good people left. Let’s just get it over with. Just tell us whatever you did Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, Malala,” Colbert continued.
He then added that the mess “does not bode well for Louis C.K.’s senate hopes.”
Colbert went on to discuss the specifics of the accusations made against Franken by KABC radio anchor Leeann Tweeden, who said the Senator kissed and groped her without her consent under the guise of practicing for a skit during a 2006 USO tour. “Now for those of you not in show business,” Colbert said, “actors call that technique ‘sexual harassment.'”
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Franken issued a lengthy apology to Tweeden on Thursday, saying also that “I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate.” Read the whole statement here.