Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has attacked Tucker Carlson, blasting the Fox News host as “a worthless piece of sh*t.”
Franken took aim at Carlson over comments he made about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The disgraced Democrat ex-senator, whose political career was derailed by the #MeToo movement, was talking to author Michael Weiss on “The Al Franken Podcast” about state-run media in Russia.
Weiss said: “I’ve seen essays heralding the final settlement of the Ukrainian question, meaning we’ve won the war, the government’s been toppled, Ukraine now belongs to Russia.
“Articles were uploaded to the internet prematurely and then had to be taken down because they didn’t win the war.”
Franken jumped in by attacking Fox News: “So, in other words, all news there is like Fox was under Trump.”
Weiss: “Well actually, quite literally in some cases because they love to play Tucker Carlson.”
Franken: “Oh good, I’m glad someone in our country is giving aid and comfort to the Russians.
“Thank God, because that’ll probably only probably results in the deaths, I don’t know, thousands of people.
“But you know what? Tucker makes a lot of money. Did you know that?”
Weiss: “I’m sure he does.”
Franken: “And let me tell you why.
“Well, you can say to yourself, ‘Look, I’m very talented, I’m gonna work hard, I’m going to be a truth-teller, and work for the common good of everybody as I see it.’
“Or you can say, ‘I’m a worthless piece of shit, and the only way I can make money is this way.’”
Weiss: “If you say so, yeah. I never met him.
“I know people who used to call him a friend.”
Franken: “They still do?”
Weiss said: “Frankly, I don’t even care at this point.”
“You can say to yourself … ‘I’m going to be a truth-teller, and work for the common good of everybody as I see it.’ Or you can say, ‘I’m a worthless piece of sh*t, and the only way I can make money is this way.'” — @alfranken on Tucker Carlson https://t.co/kvOiM6udl0
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 7, 2022
The comedian and former senator is the latest to blast the Fox News personality for defending Russian President Vladimir Putin. https://t.co/nTYS3h7B1u
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 8, 2022