NBC has removed a video of Al Franken from their Web site which showed the senator in a 1991 SNL skit lampooning the Senate Judiciary Committee. Franken, who currently serves on the Judiciary Committee, impersonated Senator Paul Simon questioning Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. It appears to have been removed sometime this weekend, only days after it was first posted.
Network spokeswoman Sharon Pannozzo wrote in an e-mail that “no one is available to comment” on the removal of the video. Asked when someone would be available, she wrote, “We will not be commenting at all on this.”