Joy Behar of “The View” defended disgraced former Congressman Al Franken after he was forced to resign after allegations of inappropriate sexual misconduct that predated his time in office, during the show on Wednesday.
“That was a sophomoric joke by a comedian. In a time when he didn’t know he was going to become a senator. He was fooling around. He was a comic. And, to his credit, he said, ‘She didn’t have any ability to consent. She had every right to feel violated by that photo,’” Behar stated.
“So he’s a gentleman and he took the hit. And now can we please move on and get the great senator back and get rid of the president?” she continued.
Behar was referring to the photo of Franken appearing to grab Leeann Tweeden‘s breasts while she was asleep back in 2006. (RELATED: Woman Accuses Senator Al Franken Of Molesting Her During USO Tour)
“He is also accused of forcibly kissing her, as well” McCain responded. “She came on the show. She’s an old, old friend of mine, Leann Tweeden. And I believe women should be believed. You just said it was a right-wing attack or whatever — in politicians. That’s crazy, on so many different levels. And, by the way, it was Democratic senators that did this to him.”
“If it were President Trump with his hands on a woman’s breasts in a photo, everyone here would be screaming bloody murder,” McCain added. “If there was a photo of a Republican, any Republican senator — pick anyone: Jeff Flake — doing that, you would have an entirely different,” she said, before getting cut off by multiple people.