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Senator Al Franken Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Al Franken might be  one of several powerful men who have been accused of sexual abuse over the past year contendiing with the likes of President Donald Trump, Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore, newsmen such as Matt Lauer and a slew of Hollywood personalities, notably Harvey Weinstein.

Last month, Moore was accused of sexually assaulting
a few women when they were teens and he was in his 30s. He has denied the allegations.

"And what about Roy Moore? Which list is he on?" Tyler asks Santa in the SNL sketch.
"It's not really a list, it's more of a registry," replies Kate McKinnon's character, a Christmas elf.

In his resignation speech, Franken mentioned Trump and Moore, saying he was "aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate, with the full support of his party."

Trump had bragged to Billy Bush about groping women in an Access Hollywood 2005 open mic recording, which was leaked last year just before the U.S. election. He apologized for his comments and had said he had not actually performed the acts he discussed on the tape. He also dismissed his remarks as "locker room talk."

"He said it. ‘Grab 'em by the p---y,'" Bush, who lost his job over the scandal, wrote in an op-ed published in the New York Times last weekend.

Trump has also denied allegations of making sexual advances and groping at least a dozen women.
"Our president may have said or done a few naughty things," Thompson's Santa tells a girl named Jessica, when asked if the president was "on the naughty list."

"Nineteen accusers. Google it," adds Kate McKinnon's Christmas elf.
Trump, like many presidents before him, is often criticized and mocked on the show.
"I'm sure we can all learn a lesson from what's going on in the news," Santa tells Jessica.
"We sure can," she says. "I learned that if you admit you did something wrong, you get in trouble. But if you deny it, they let you keep your job."
SNL also again addressed the recent scandal involving Lauer, who was fired from NBC after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. More sexual misconduct allegations were then made against him. One woman claimed he gave her a sex toy as a gift.
"Maybe you'd like a toy from Santa?" Santa asks a boy in the SNL sketch.

Oh, you mean a toy like the one Matt Lauer gave to his co-worker?" the boy asks.

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