Bill Maher: Al Franken shouldn't be 'lumped in' with Roy Moore

Frederick Owens
November 19, 2017

"Al Franken was a brand-new news story yesterday, and the president weighs in, as he does, on the news of the day", she said.

"This is a pervasive problem that affects every aspect of society and every political party, and everyone should be held accountable, from Al Franken to Roy Moore to Bill Clinton to the current president of the United States", Meyers continued.

Former Playboy model and Hooter's hostess Leeann Tweeden explosively accused Franken of groping her and forcefully kissing her during the tour.

Colbert then showed the image, which shows Tweeden asleep on the cargo plane and Franken putting his hands on her breasts.

In a pair of tweets Thursday night, Trump spotlighted the accusations against Franken, saying the photo "speaks a thousand words".

Trump's campaign was almost derailed after the release of a 2005 tape in which he talked about women in vulgar terms, describing acts of sexual assault, in a taped conversation with Billy Bush, then-host Access Hollywood, that leaked a few weeks before last year's election.

"When the Senate returns after Thanksgiving, I will bring this must-pass legislation to the floor for further debate and open consideration", he said.

When asked earlier about the difference between Trump and Sen.

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Noah continued: "This story is bad on its own but it's especially bad in the context of the week we've been having which, until today, was dominated by the man most wanted by mall cops, Roy Moore, the Alabama senate candidate who is facing multiple allegations, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and misconduct with underaged girls".

A month before Trump won the 2016 election, a tape surfaced of him discussing groping women.

"Who that has been accused of sexual assault would have the gall to preach to others about sexual misconduct?" "Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?.", Trump tweeted.

Of specifically Senator Gillibrand's recent comments about Bill Clinton that he should have resigned after his affair with Monica Lewinsky, she said, "I don't exactly know what she (Gillibrand) was trying to say". Moore, running in a special election for U.S. Senate, is backed by Steve Bannon, Trump's former chief strategist.

More than a dozen allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct were levelled against him in the waning days of the 2016 presidential campaign.

"The American people, I think, spoke loud and clear when they elected this president", Sanders said.

In a second tweet, Trump said that last week, Franken had been "lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women". Both had said they believe Moore's accusers.

Leigh Corfman said Moore tried to initiate sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32. "'And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him'".

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