McConnell not a fan of Franken's 'shtick'

The Daily Record Newswire

There was some drama during the final hours of debate on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Sen. Al Franken, an alum of late night comedy television, was the presiding officer over the Senate chamber as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was speaking about Kagan.

During McConnell's roughly 10-minute long address, Franken was reportedly mocking the top GOP senator's remarks, gasping, rolling his eyes and shifting in his seat.

McConnell was not amused, according to The Washington Post's Politics and Policy blog.

When he finished speaking, McConnell approached Franken at the Senate's main desk and sternly said: ''This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al.''

According to Politico, Franken later apologized to McConnell.

''The leader thought I was disrespectful while he was giving his speech on General Kagan,'' Franken said in a statement.

Published: Mon, Aug 23, 2010


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