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

Al Franken talks about Leeann Tweeden on the Senate floor (screenshot/CNN)Al Franken talks about Leeann Tweeden on the Senate floor (screenshot/CNN)

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.”

WATCH:

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“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.

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