Stephen Colbert to Al Franken: ‘No, it isn’t’ you’re right as an entertainer to an unwanted kiss

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert tore into Sen. Al Franken over a report Wednesday in which a woman accused him of attempting to force a kiss on her, referring to him as “Minnesota senator — and former Minnesota senator.”

Noting that Franken called this allegation from a former Democratic congressional aide “categorically” untrue, Colbert countered that this “accusation appears to be the straw that groped the camel’s back.”

As more accusations of sexual misconduct piled up on Franken, D-Minn., on Wednesday, a wave of his Democratic colleagues called on him to resign. Franken said he will make an announcement Thursday, but has denied reports that he has already decided to announce the end to his Senate career.

Two new accusers came out against Franken on Wednesday, including the former congressional aide. That accuser said Franken told her, after she ducked his kiss, that it was his “right as an entertainer.”

“No, it isn’t. I’m an entertainer and I happen to always carry around a copy of the Bill of Rights for entertainers,” Colbert said to that point. “I have the right to ride the rides at Disney ahead of children, I skip security at airport through one of those unmarked doors you people can’t see, and unlimited free Apple stuff.”

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