Sen. Al Franken apologized to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday after being accused of mocking the senior senator. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
(CNN) - Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell complained he mocked him while the latter was delivering a speech opposing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, was presiding over the Senate at the time of the speech, a McConnell aide confirmed to CNN.
"This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al," McConnell warned the former star of the comedy program moments later, according to the McConnell aide who asked not to be identified.
Franken was clearly moved by the confrontation, which occurred in the Senate chamber.
Franken is a JERK that needs to grow up and find another job!
"Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell complained he mocked him"?
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, too bad
you should be keeping your GOPers in line before you complain about being mocked
Wilson for example was FAR worse
"al Frankenstien is a joke! How is it that an illegally elected freshman Senator gets to chair the Senate during this debate? This is just another example of no experience buffonns in power postions in ths administration! Take America back from these loonies in November!
And you Mr. McConnell are NO senator!
a democrat with no class?? who would have thought??
It is pretty funny that Stewart Smally actually got elected to the Senate... In the picture he almost looks distiguished... just goes to show that anything is possible in America... which is good to know
mr mcconnell is right, it's not SNL it's more like a poorly run 3 ring circus and mr. mcconnell is the cheif clown. Al did not have to do what he did but is a nice gesture.
Once a joker always a joker
If anyone deserves mocking, it's Mitch McConnell and of course Jeff Sessions, John Boehner....etc (you get the picture)!!
This is to be expected when a washed up comedian gets elected to the Senate by voting felons. Only in America. I truly fear for the future of the Republic.
Then I guess its ok to scream out at the President of the United States "Liar!" Mitch McConnel has been nsulted? He has been insulting the public intellegence for years now. Just quit whining and grow the hell up!
Franken is a total and complete joke. The people of Minnesota should be ashamed of themselves for voting that clown into office.
The Republican "leadership" deserves to be mocked. A democrat, however, can receive criticism, evaluate it, and come to a fair and peaceful resolution.
No, snl aint as funny
Sen.Franken is just a naturally funny man.
On the other hand Sen.McConnell's pandering to Wall Street executives makes him the real punch line.
Did you hear the one about the lying crooked senator and the greedy obese banker ? No ? Then you are not paying attention !
This is a good example of obama and his democrats in congress ,they are a bunch of clowns !!! One big joke !
Senator Franken is a stand-up guy to recognize when he has gone too far and apologize for it. A lot of Republicans could learn from that.
What’s the big deal, just another liberal clown in the Senate. VOTE THEM OUT! Liberals are concerned about everyone’s rights, except for conservatives.
I am glad he apologized, but what he did was unprofessional. If he wants to be taken seriously as a Senator, he needs to act like one.]
This will not do his reputation any good
True, so maybe the senators should start DOING their jobs and begin representing the citizens rather than THEIR own interests!
I do not share the style or the views of Mr. Franken at all (of course that is part of what makes our government system work). However if more people would step up to their mistakes, yes even if it is as foolish as this one was. Then America would have a little more respect for people in Government.