Could David Letterman Be the Next Senator from Indiana?


Could retiring late night comedian David Letterman be the next senator from his home state of Indiana? He will if former late night comedian Senator Al Franken gets his way!

From The Hill:

During a taping of Wednesday’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” Franken, the former “Saturday Night Live” star turned Democratic senator, urged the retiring late-night comic to run for the opening Senate seat in his home state.

“I think you should run,” Franken told the host to applause.

Franken’s comments came after Letterman ripped Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) for signing the state’s controversial religious freedom bill, which critics say would legalize discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered individuals.

Letterman asked Franken what he could do to “make the governor of Indiana uncomfortable” over the law, which the comic opposes.

“As a matter of fact, there’s an open seat there,” Franken said, noting that his colleague, Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), announced that he wouldn’t seek reelection. He encouraged Letterman, adding that he would be looking for something to do after his show ended its run this summer.

The last thing we need is another self-important liberal comedian in the Senate. Honestly, I still can’t believe that SENATOR Al Franken exists. I don’t know if I could handle it if there was a Senator David Letterman!

Could the Senate be an even bigger joke? Sadly, the answer is yes!

What do you think – Should David Letterman run for Senate in Indiana? Tell us in the comments below!

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