Sen. Al Franken joked about anal rape of babies

Sen. Al Franken joked about anal rape of babies
Senator Al Franken (D-MN). (Image: Screen grab of CNN video)

Do you find anal rape to be funny?

What about a father anal raping his son? Do you find that funny?

You should know that a United States senator think [sic] a father anal raping his son is funny.

In 2000, Comedy Central hosted the N.Y. Friars Club Roast of director Rob “Meathead” Reiner. The roast was recorded and released as a TV movie on November 1, 2000.

One of the roasters was Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota), 66, who is very much in the news for groping sports commentator Leeann Tweeden’s breasts while she was asleep. (Franken was narrowly elected senator in 2008.)

Franken “joked” about Rob’s father, director-actor-comedian Carl Reiner who directed The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), anal raping baby Rob and inviting his friends to do likewise.

Here’s a transcript of Franken’s roast:

Franken: “On a typical night, Carl [Reiner] would slip into Rob’s bed, roll him over, swab him down and say something like, ‘I’m thinking about hiring Morey Amsterdam to play Buddy Sorrell, what do you think?’”

Reiner: “Oh, Jesus.”

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