Stephen Colbert kicked off “The Late Show” Wednesday night to talk about the latest development in the Al Franken sexual harassment scandal. Colbert noted a new accusation against the Minnesota senator — that he tried to forcibly kiss a woman who claimed Franken told her “it’s my right as an entertainer.” — adding “no it isn’t.”
Colbert then pulled out a copy of what he said were the bill of rights for entertainers. Among them:
“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.”
Watch the whole thing below.
Franken has denied the accusation, saying in a statement Wednesday that it is “is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation.”
The senator has faced increasing pressure as accusations of inappropriate conduct mount. On Wednesday, several members of the Democratic congressional delegation, including nearly every Democratic senator, called for Franken’s resignation. His office later told TheWrap that he is discussing with his family whether to resign from his office, but no decision has been made.
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