Two women can be seen smiling in the background, from an angle to seems like their view of Maher was obstructed, and a third man appears to be sleeping with an eye mask on. Not cool.' That prompted another person to respond, saying, 'I think he’s mocking the Democrats decision to force Franken out.'Maher didn't clarify the intended message of the post, but many social media users pointed out that he's a comedian, and making light of current events is what comedians do.

Bill Maher (L) tweeted out a re-enactment featuring Bill Saget (R) of the now-infamous photo of former Democratic US Senator Al Franken appearing to grope a sleeping female reporter, in the early morning hours on Thursday The photo Maher tweeted on Thursday included this message:'These New Years Hawaii trips are getting weird - Saget, forgive me!

'Maher was posed on an airplane as if he were grabbing a sleeping Saget's chest, just as Franken was posed in the photo with a sleeping Tweeden from 2006.

However, she has voted for Democrats including Minnesota's senior Sen. She can't remember if she voted for Franken, but believes she did.

Another day, another comedian in trouble for a Trump-related joke.

Last week, it was Stephen Colbert who earned the ire of right-wing critics with his third joke in recent months about oral sex acts between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

This time, the offending comic was Bill Maher, who on Friday evening suggested that Trump was involved in a sexual relationship with his daughter Ivanka, a close adviser who is said to have a moderating influence on her oft-intemperate father.In mid-November when the photo surfaced, Tweeden also accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during the same tour.Franked resigned from the Senate on Tuesday and his successor, Tina Smith was sworn in to represent the people if Minnesota on Wednesday.Franken sang Smith's praises, urging his Twitter followers to beginning following the new Senator.'Tina Smith is a dedicated public servant who has worked tirelessly on behalf of Minnesotans,' he tweeted on Wednesday.'I spoke with her last night, and I know she'll be an effective US senator who brings people together to get things done. Hope you do too.'Smith said, in a tweet quoted by Franken, on Wednesday:'I'm looking forward to continuing to be a fierce advocate for Minnesotans, and carrying on the progressive legacy of this seat.I hope you'll follow along here, because I'm ready to get to work.'Franken gave one in a series of farewell speeches on December 7 on Capitol Hill, thanking his family and friends, while lambasting the president and his administration for what he called 'lies.'His 40 minute speech tore into Trump and his fellow Republicans on a number of issues from treatment of LGBT rights to health care and the middle class.'During his inaugural address, President Trump vowed that "the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,"' Franken said.'But the Republican tax bill represents a slap in the face to those forgotten men and women. Smith will serve Minnesotans and all Americans well,' Franken said.Franken has apologized for his behavior but has also disputed some of the allegations.'I of all people am aware that there 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,' he said during another speech from Capitol Hill in December.'This decision is not about me,' Franken said while announcing his resignation.'It is about the people of Minnesota.'The 41-year-old Army vet says Franken grabbed her breast when the two posed for a photo at a USO event in Kuwait in December 2003. 'He never moved his hand.'A former chair of a New England town's Selectboard says she was invited to take part in a live taping of Franken's radio show in the spring of 2006.