Less than 24 hours after saying it was absurd for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio host Garrison Keillor is now engulfed in his own scandal.

According to The Hill, Keillor was fired after being accused by a former colleague of inappropriate behavior.

On Wednesday, MPR released a statement announcing the termination of Keillor’s contract amid the allegations levied against him.

“Last month, MPR was notified of the allegations which relate to Mr. Keillor’s conduct while he was responsible for the production of A Prairie Home Companion,” the statement read.

MPR said a special committee was created to provide “oversight and ongoing counsel” after the allegations had been made against Keillor.

The organization also said it hired a law firm to independently look into the allegations made against Keillor.

“Based on what we currently know, there are no similar allegations involving other staff,” MPR said. “The attorney leading the independent investigation has been conducting interviews and reviewing documents, and the investigation is still ongoing.”

MPR said it would no longer broadcast Keillor’s “The Best of A Prairie Home Companion” program and would end the distribution and broadcast “The Writer’s Almanac,” another show he hosts.

Keillor suggested the allegations weren’t entirely true, telling The Associated Press that he believes he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.”

Ironically enough, Keillor published an op-ed Tuesday in The Washington Post titled, “Al Franken should resign? That’s absurd.

Keillor wrote that the picture showing Franken groping Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden’s breasts while she was asleep on the set of a comedy skit in December 2006 was “from deep in his heart, out of patriotism.”

Here’s the picture; does this look like patriotism to you?

“Eleven years later, a talk show host in LA, she goes public, and there is talk of resignation,” Keillor wrote. “This is pure absurdity, and the atrocity it leads to is a code of public deadliness. No kidding.”

Franken has also been accused of grabbing a woman’s buttocks in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair and harassing Media Equalizer Co-Founder Melanie Morgan in 2000 to the point of her threatening to file a report with the police.

Keillor wrote that the allegations from several women against Franken were lighthearted and shouldn’t be taken out of context.

The issue of sexual misconduct are very serious and should be handled in a bipartisan manner.

Rather than defending those who have been accused of sexual misconduct, Keillor is learning firsthand the importance of keeping ones hands to themselves.

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