- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sarah Silverman said she’s “sad” that her longtime friend Sen. Al Franken was forced to resign Tuesday over multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

“I’m sad that he resigned,” the liberal comedian told TMZ Monday at Los Angeles International Airport. “I happen to know him for decades and decades and I can tell you that all he cares about is the well being of the lives of his constituents in Minnesota.

“It’s just all he thinks about, it’s all he cares about — and his wife,” she added.

Ms. Silverman, who is Jewish, attempted to paint the outgoing senator as a typical Jewish dad-type who likes to greet women with a kiss on the lips.

“He’s just Jewish, you know, he kisses on the lips but not like, with an open mouth,” she said, mimicking a kiss, “with his big wet mouth and he’s a dad.

“But listen, I wasn’t there and times have—” she said, stopping herself. “I can’t speak to it but it does make me sad.”

Ms. Silverman said it’s unfortunate that the politicians who “take responsibility for their actions” lose their jobs, while the “the ones that deny, deny, deny and lie and don’t admit any wrongdoing and don’t say sorry,” get to keep theirs, just like “our president.”

Mr. Franken, Minnesota Democrat, officially resigned Tuesday afternoon after multiple women accused him of touching them inappropriately. During his resignation speech last month, Mr. Franken apologized for some of the accusations but dismissed others as “simply not true.”


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