PBS says it won’t show Al Franken in the Monday night broadcast of the Mark Twain Prize ceremony honoring David Letterman.

At least the Minnesota senator won’t have the same profile in the Kennedy Center event as originally planned.

With a second accuser of sexual misconduct (saying he grabbed her butt during a 2010 State Fair photo shoot), “Franken will not appear substantially in the PBS program airing nationally Monday evening at 8 pm ET,” said a public-broadcasting statement.

“PBS and WETA, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Sen. Franken in the broadcast at this time would distract from the show’s purpose as a celebration of American humor.”

This despite the fact Letterman had his own scandal — back in 2009 when he told of his blackmail scare, confessing “I have had sex with women who work on this show.”

Politico reported: “Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden on Thursday after she said he forcibly kissed her in 2006…. Tweeden’s story prompted 33-year-old Lindsay Menz to contact CNN and allege that Franken grabbed her buttocks while the two posed for a picture taken by her husband.”

HuffPost noted: “Photos of Franken attending last month’s event with family members remain on the Kennedy Center’s website.”

The irony wasn’t lost on some:

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