When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell laid out his opposition to Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, someone in the chamber appeared to be moving around in his chair, gasping and rolling his eyes.This isn't the first time Franken has misbehaved while presiding over the Senate. In December he cut off Joe Lieberman while addressing the assembly.
It was Sen. Al Franken
Moments before Kagan’s confirmation vote Thursday, the Minnesota Democrat was presiding over the Senate — and the Kentucky Republican thought the freshman senator was mocking his speech. Upon the conclusion of his remarks, a very irritated McConnell removed his microphone, approached the dais and confronted the former comedian.
"This isn't ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al," McConnell told Franken sternly, according to people who overheard the exchange.
Franken later apologized to McConnell.
Also in December tempers flared when Franken revealed a private conversation between himself and John Thune.
Apparently Sen. Franken is have a little difficulty learning to be a statesman in the U.S. Senate.