Franken was famously forced to step down from the Senate by his own party amid sexual misconduct allegations in 2018 在#MeToo 运动的高峰期. 似乎被左派原谅了, Franken was the guest host for ABC’s “吉米·金梅尔Live!” where he kicked things off by joking that he wouldn’t get political on Kimmel’s program.
“Tonight is not about politics, it is about comedy and having fun,” he said before asking the California crowd, “所以, who is here from out of state to get an abortion?”
Franken wasn’t finished with political attempts at humor, repeatedly calling Texas Sen. Ted Cruz a “d—k” and conducting a man-on-the-street style segment to see if regular folks can name a single U.S. 参议员. Much to Franken’s chagrin, everyone he spoke with was eager to name senators.
When it came back to the studio, Franken set his sights on former President Trump with a series of jokes tied to last week’s FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago. Franken spent the next several minutes taking shots at Trump, which is a common occurrence on “吉米·金梅尔Live!”
最近几年, Kimmel has morphed from a largely apolitical comedian to an overwhelmingly left-leaning, Democrat-boosting host who has spent years criticizing Trump and other conservatives at every turn. 的 “吉米·金梅尔Live!” namesake apparently has no issues with the liberal Franken, who resigned amid pressure from Democrats when several women accused him of sexual misconduct and a photo surfaced of him appearing to pretend to touch radio host Leeann Tweeden’s breasts.
然而, Franken has since expressed regret for having resigned and many of his former colleagues have issued public apologies for not supporting him.
Franken has denied many of the allegations made against him and took a shot at Trump when he announced his resignation.
“There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving office while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office,” 他说.
Before he entered politics, Franken was a performer on “周六夜现场” for a decade. He later became a political author and radio host on Air America Radio.