August 06, 2010


Franken Mocks McConnell Speech

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) a piece of his mind, "believing that the former comedian had mocked McConnell's floor speech opposing the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court," the Washington Post reports.

"In the final moments of debate, Franken was the presiding officer over the chamber -- just as he was when Justice Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed almost a year ago to the day. During McConnell's roughly 10-minute speech, according to observers, Franken was shifting in his seat and, McConnell believed, gasping and mocking his speech."

Franken later apologized to McConnell, saying the leader "is entitled to give his speech with the presiding officer just listening respectfully."










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