Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Al Franken 'on the right side of the issues'
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is defending former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenPolitical world mourns loss of comedian Jerry Stiller Maher to Tara Reade on timing of sexual assault allegation: 'Why wait until Biden is our only hope?' Democrats begin to confront Biden allegations MORE, saying the Minnesota Democrat was "on the right side of the issues."

Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live" star, resigned from Congress last year after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. 

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"He was and is an intelligent leader who got things done," Louis-Dreyfus, who stars as a fictional president in HBO's "Veep," said in an interview with Time published Thursday.

Louis-Dreyfus told the mag that that accusations against Franken pale "in comparison to what else is going on out there."

"This #MeToo revolution," she said of the anti-sexual harassment movement, "I'm very much in favor of it, but it takes no prisoners."

The Emmy winner — who was one of several alumnae of Christine Blasey Ford's high school to sign a letter of support for the professor, who last year accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughKavanaugh rejects Illinois GOP request to block rule banning large gatherings McGrath fends off Booker to win Kentucky Senate primary Trump's mark on federal courts could last decades MORE of sexual misconduct — later clarified that her "default position is to believe victims."

An outspoken critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday Eighty-eight years of debt pieties MORE, Louis-Dreyfus told Time that in another situation, Trump would be comical. "He'd be funny if he didn't have the power that he has," she said.

"He's sort of a pretend, fake president," Louis-Dreyfus, 58, continued. "He's a complete moron, start to finish.”

The ex-"Seinfeld" star also said she has no problem with comedians striving for political correctness.

"I’m suspicious of those who have a problem with it," she said. "I think it is language for something else — for ‘It’s OK to make racist jokes,’ or ‘It’s OK to make violence-against-women jokes.’”