Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and Trevor Noah craft monologues around the news of Senator Al Franken's resignation.
Al Franken announced Thursday he would resign from the Senate in the next few weeks, and late-night hosts crafted their monologues around the distinct difference between how Democrats and Republicans handle politicians with sexual misconduct allegations standing against them.
“If Al Franken was a Republican, for better or worse, he’d still have his job," Trevor Noah said.
During Franken's resignation speech on the Senate floor, he took shots at both President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who both face numerous sexual misconduct allegations and the Republican party has turned a blind eye.
"I of all people am aware that few 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," Franken said.
'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
Meyers was confused as to why Franken told a reporter that he "certainly hopes" no more allegations against him come to light.
"Not an answer that inspires a lot of confidence," Meyers said. "It's like if a cop asked you, 'If I search your car am I going to find weed?' and you're like, 'I certainly hope not, but also do you have any Doritos?'"
More allegations did come to light, however, as a seventh woman said the Senator tried to kiss her in 2006, and a former congressional staffer opened up about Franken squeezing her waist during a photo opp.
"Not only can you not do that to a woman you barely know, you can't do that to your wife," Meyers said.
Meyers then noted his issue with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway for twisting Franken's sexual harassment scandal into a point of political gain for the Republican Party, while simultaneously rejecting any idea that her boss is guilty of similar accusations.
"And not only has Trump been accused of sexual assault, he's on tape bragging about it," Meyers said of the "Access Hollywood" tape that went viral during the election last year. "And he's endorsed a man who's been accused by at least nine women, and yet, when pressed on Wednesday to reconcile the double standard for Franken and Moore, Conway tried to have it both ways be claiming the allegations against Moore were troubling, but also still supporting him."
"Kellyanne Conway has so little self-awareness that when she walks by a mirror, she thinks there's a stranger in her house," he added.
'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Fallon briefly mentioned the scandal at the top of his monologue, taking a jab at Trump in the process.
"Actually Franken said he couldn't focus on his job while under investigation and another guy said, 'That's why I blow off the job and focus on the investigation,'" Fallon said in a Trump voice, referring to the president's obsession with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into any possible Russian collusion during the 2016 election.
And with this trend that is currently flooding Washington D.C. and Hollywood, Fallon is prepared to talk about another resignation tomorrow.
"And after Franken resigned, another senator is expected to resign tomorrow," Fallon said. "I'm not basing this on any news, I'm just guessing there will be another senator who will resign."
'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'
Noah thinks Franken hit the nail on the head during his address on the Senate floor and predicted the soon-to-be former Democratic senator would still have his job if he were only a Republican.
"The Democrats are draining their swamp, while Republicans are installing a jungle gym in Roy Moore's new office," Noah joked.
"Because if Al Franken was a Republican, for better or worse, he'd still have his job. He was just in the wrong party; that's all," he added. "Like a dude who shows up at a wedding wearing a toga. Wrong party. Or the guy who brings Cranium to an orgy. Wrong party."