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.
What's up with these immature jerks, first blaming everyone else for their failures now another one mocking another colleague during his presentation. How can there be so many idiots that vote for these morons, is America really that intellectually challenged and easily duped or has the left figured out how to bring the dolts to the vote box?
A mature response by Franken to his mistake and lack of decorum. Let lawmakers on both sides of the aisle take a lesson from this. Show some respect to each other and act like you belong in Congress, not middle school.
McConnell is right. Senate business is not Staurday Night Live....its Comedy Central!!!!! McConnell, Nay-ner and friends are the headliners!
Senator Frankin – you did not need to apologize to this idiot –
because McConnell is an IDIOT!
What's he apologizing for? Congress is like SNL. It's a series of laughable acts created by a bunch of clowns.
At least you could print what it was Franken said. Good ole CNN....They won't tell the whole story.
when will Mitch Mcconnell apologize for Sarah Palin, Joe wilson, bobbie jindal, george bush and the rest of the morons of the Grand Obstructionist Party?
The Democratic Party on the Hill, is this nations' Saturday day night comedy show' and the lead comic is Al Franken!
Mitchy is a goofy America hating doofus who deserves to be mocked continuously, as to ALL republicans. These bastages have zero respect for our President, they deserve the same.
Fraken is a nit wit. The folks in Minnesota should undo this joke at the next election.
Stop crying like a baby Mitch McConnell!! Too bad it is not "Saturday Night Live" I would love to see you in a clown suit, it befits you.
To have a fifth-rate comedian like Al Franken a member of the United States Senate is an insult not only to that body but to the nation. To see him presiding is worse than disgusting, it's obscene.
Still cannot believe this joker is a senator. I thought the circus freak show was a trademark of the House of Representatives with the speaker flying in on a broom and all that, but not the senate!
Al Franken is a disgrace and embarrassment to the state of Minnesota. He is proving over and over why he doesn't deserve to be a U.S. Senator.
He won his seat strictly on the "anti-Republican" sentiment throughout this country and the extreme liberal bias within Minnesota.
Hopefully the voters in Minnesota will be a little wiser next time they have the opportunity to vote for a U.S. Senator.
Klobuchar continues to be a reasonable voice for this state but Franken is nothing short of a Democrat mouthpiece and punch line.
Can't wait til you're booted out of office Al. It will be good riddance.
The Republicans can yell "lier" to the President of the United States and the whole Party of Republicans can call Obama a Socialist, .......why would anyone give these low lifes and apology? As my Father always said "It takes Honor and courage for a person to say their sorry, it's DAMN FOOLS WHO CAN'T.....you can see what catagory the GOP falls into.........The GOP owes the Country an apology for selling out their PARTY to the TEA BAGGERS and losing what their past Repbulicans fought so hard for to make an Honorable, Respectful Party but NO MORE THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE FOOLS that will destroy this country.......they not only have sold out on their party but have SOLD THEIR SOULS TO THE DEVIL HIMSELF (Pailin, Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reily, Hannity and the rest of the radical racists0
Franken cheated his way into the Senate and is clearly unqualified for the position.
Franken has 1,000 times more class than McCennell.
Someone please show old turtlehead the nearest bridge,hes the most useless piece of dung in the pasture.
Al Franken is a joke to the US Senate and the American People.
Many citizens wish that Minnesota voters had used good common sense and left Franken to his comedy routines on TV and not in the halls of congress. His material, his sarcasm and his personality in general, suck.
Sen.Al Franken probably has a lot of friends that work for CNN.They believe in most of the views espoused by this far left progressive.
No apology necessary; please don't pander to the GOP, Dems!
Whatever became of the story about Franken being elected based upon illegally-cast ballots of convicted felons and prisoners?
So, it's OK to mock the president, but it's not OK to mock McConnell? Pick a stance hypocrites. Getting sick of hearing you complain BOTH WAYS.
Al fits in with the rest of those comediens. Only difference is he is aware he is a comedien. Al did show a lot of character by acknowledging and correcting a wrong promptly.