July 2nd, 2009
03:57 PM ET
5 years ago

Franken to be sworn in Tuesday

Sen.-elect Al Franken will be sworn in on Tuesday.
Sen.-elect Al Franken will be sworn in on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senator-elect Al Franken will meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and be sworn in Tuesday, according to Reid's office.

Franken has been assigned suite 320 in the Hart Senate Office Building, the same office used by former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, who conceded the race earlier this week.


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soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. Once You Vote Black

    Well Bridget, my point is that they call Obama all of these things but he still beat them at there own game. So when they put him down they are saying that there political ability was not able to defeat a "what have you". I like Obama, and I do not see why he must be all of these bad names they call him just because they are in the GOP.

    July 2, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  2. sbp

    Hey, "Idiot Pelosi" - which is more fiscally sound/Conservative; tax and spend, or don't tax and spend even more? Republicans can't take the high ground on fiscal responsibility - from Reagan through W, they have refused to cut spending. "W" put through the first bail-out. You think if McCain won, there would have been no stimulus? Bull – there would have been, along with a tax cut. The fact that it would be non-sensical economically is irrelevant; cut taxes and increase spending is what Joe Six Pack wants.

    July 2, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. Randolph Carter

    Hahaha Squirm republicans, squirm. Have a nice day!

    July 2, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  4. Jim in Indinana

    Another Democrat in the Senate. That is so great. No matter how hard the g.o.p. works to ruin this Great Country the USA is going to come back stronger than ever. Ignore the losers, be a winner.

    July 2, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    @ phoenix86

    The IQ of The President and Mr. Franken is more than the entire GOP's.

    July 2, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. Will - Minneapolis

    Ugh Republicans.

    A clown? Do any of you know anything about Franken or Minnesota? He graduated from Harvard....not the bottom of his class like McCain did.
    I really don't see how the Democratic party is the joke....the Repubs lost the election.......big time...and your "stars" are dropping like flies due to infidelity and going AWOL. And Schwarzenegger? Ensign? PALIN? How are those not clowns?

    July 2, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. Anthony

    "by the way, are those U S girls still locked up in North Korea?? thank you Obozo"

    Right...should we go kick their butts? China'd be real thrilled at that.

    The only way ot get them back would be to negotiate, like we've done every time for the last 15 years or so with North Korea. And then you'd attack him for caving in to a dictator.

    Seriously, you're never going to be happy.

    July 2, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. seebofubar

    Once you vote black.

    Your landslide was 48% to 52%. Not much of a landslide. McCane won over 2/3 of the states. Not much of a landslide. McCane had over 65% of the vote of land owners. Not much of a landslide. AND, I DONT CARE IF OBAMA IS BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW OR GREEN...HE'S AN IDIOT.

    July 2, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  9. nom deplume

    Will from MN

    I'd take a midshipman from anywhere in his class over a Harvard grad any day. I am from Cambridge and took several courses at Harvard. They weren't hard, and I got my best grades there. By contrast, I don't think I would have lasted a week at a Service Academy. And I doubt you would either.

    July 2, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. howie

    What a sad day for Minnesota and the USA

    July 2, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  11. Rich

    He ought to write a book on how to steal an election. It would be the first non comedic work he has done.

    July 2, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  12. Michigan Jim

    Dear Democrats:

    Please give me your opinions on the time frame in which President Obama can start to take responsibility for economic conditions, instead of blaming the previous administration. It's obviously not six months, judging by the comments here. A year? Two years? Four? Whenever things get better? Please let me know, thanks.

    July 2, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  13. John in Rochester MN

    Steve (the real one) July 2nd, 2009 4:36 pm ET
    Cute, wrong but cute! Ask Mary Landrieu what happens to democrats who think for themselves! Thank you!
    ------------------
    Steve, Landrieu wasn't thinking for herself, she was thinking for her favorite donors. Big difference.

    July 2, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  14. nom deplume

    Dutch,

    I've read your posts. Snark isn't debate. You're an idiot in the classic sense of the word.

    If you want a debate, name the time and place you want your rhetorical smackdown to be (keep it to the east coast-some of us wage slaves have been pressed into service to pay for your welfare state).

    July 2, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  15. Lynn

    I'll take Franken any day over the emotionally unbalanced Sanford!!

    July 2, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  16. Michigan Jim

    Speaking of Harvard, do you know how many Harvard grads it takes to change a lightbulb?

    Just one. He grabs on to it and lets the world revolve around him.

    Hope College, Class of 1985.

    July 2, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  17. Ginny

    Well done, Al!!!!

    July 2, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  18. Jack

    Finally the person who won the Minnesota election will be working.

    July 2, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    GOP folks are like chinese water torture – drip drip drip drip

    Hate, division, negativity, no plans, no suggestions, no numbers in budget recommendations – drip drip drip drip

    July 2, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  20. ender

    You know its a good thing if the republicans can't stand it.

    Good luck Al. I'm pulling for you.

    July 2, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  21. Will - Minneapolis

    @ nom deplume:

    So you would vote for a "midshipman" or McCain who graduated 894 of 899, or the bottom 0.5% of his class, over a Harvard graduate like Obama and Franken? And you wonder why your party is doing so badly?

    July 2, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  22. fella from chicago

    This is a hard core Dem Liberal who will back Obama and his Socialist ideas all the way. But....the Dems don't have nor ever will have as long as Barry is president a 60 vote fool-proof filibuster wrecking ball. It's because BO is so far left that the Dem Moderate and Conservative members of the Senate will not side with him on matters of universal health care and energy. So who cares about Franken, he's Minnesota's embarrassment which hopefully they'll fix in 2014.

    July 2, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  23. girlymen love the GOP

    Just in time for the Fourth of July party.The American people win and the anti Americans lose.

    July 2, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  24. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    What a sad day for the Minnesota, the country and the world. We need leadership and we get a hate spewing left wing idiot.

    July 2, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  25. Tom St. Paul

    Hey Al, I held my nose and voted for you because the other two running were the real clowns (especially Coleman). I had my doubts about you due to lack of experience and your past tendency to act like a GOPer when it came to divisiveness, but I am taking you at your word that you are humbled. I think you can be a great senator for us if you lose the attitude and reach out to those reasonable folks farther to the right on the spectrum. Here's hoping you'll make us proud!

    July 2, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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