FLASHBACK: Watch Al Franken Rave About His ‘Beautiful’ Accuser On The Senate Floor [VIDEO]

Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

On the Senate floor in 2010, Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken raved about the woman now accusing him of groping and forcibly kissing her without her consent.

In a column on Thursday, news anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Franken repeatedly sexually harassing her during a USO entertainment tour in the Middle East in 2006.

CNN uncovered video of Franken referring to the trip with Tweeden in a 2010 floor speech. Franken referred to Tweeden by name, before describing her as a “beautiful woman.”


“And during the show I was kind of cohosts with a beautiful woman named Leeann Tweeden,” Franken says in the video. “We would do comedy routines and introduce music and the cheerleaders. I would go out and do a monologue. this is something i had done for a number of years.

Read Tweeden’s full account here.