Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., on Wednesday, commenting on how “comedians often do weird things," as the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member is set to make an announcement Thursday amid calls for him to resign as allegations of sexual misconduct pile up.
The interview took place after two more women came forward on Wednesday to accuse Franken of allegations of sexual misconduct.
In light of that allegation, a flood of Democratic senators, including Schumer, D-N.Y., called for Franken to resign.
“I just want everyone watching to understand that Newt Gingrich is here tonight and he is standing up for Al Franken,” Ingraham noted during the interview.
Franken said Wednesday he will make an announcement Thursday, but has denied reports that he has already made up his mind about whether to resign.