Al Franken defends Bill Maher after canceling “Real Time” appearance: “He’s not a racist”
Al Franken speaks to CNN (screen grab)

Al Franken (D-Minn.) is defending comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher, after he used the “n-word,” saying that he doesn’t think the host is a racist. Maher used the offensive word during a conversation with Senator Ben Sasse (R – Neb.) on “Real Time.” Sasse had said that Maher should come work in…