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

Franken to be sworn in Tuesday

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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.

Filed under: Al Franken • Harry Reid
soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. katiec

    About time!!
    Now forward to good and better things.

    July 2, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. alpha_nu_916

    Cowboy in West Texas July 2nd, 2009 4:13 pm ET

    Here comes the clowns – but he is probably no better or worse than any of them – none do what they say – only what is best for themselves!

    David July 2nd, 2009 4:12 pm ET

    Maybe Jerry Seinfeld should run for Senator in New York…The Democratic Party is LITERALLY A JOKE now…

    Kevin in Ohio July 2nd, 2009 4:12 pm ET

    R.I.P. America.

    phoenix86 July 2nd, 2009 4:10 pm ET

    An idiot to join an idiot President. The democrat political I.Q. levels just fell another 20%.
    yikes! republicans trashing al franken for being a comedian. what about the republicans looking at b-moviestar gary sinise as a potential contender? what about president reagan? or former football star jack kemp?
    oh, i get it. if your republican it's alright to work in the biz and then run for public office . . . but if your liberal it's another nail in the coffin for america.

    July 2, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. GOP = 21st century dodo

    "Wondering what O'Reilly has to do with the stupidity of the people of Minnesota. "

    O'Reilly bashes Franken on an almost daily basis.

    July 2, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Kevin B

    Congrats Mr Franken, The GOP haters will demonize you, but the joke is on them. The republicans will lose even more senate and house seats in '10 and '12.

    Americans are sick and tired of the republicans negative and hateful politics that add nothing of value to america's economic plight.

    It is really wierd that the GOP still doesn't get it. So they will continue to lose until they repent for thier nasty ways and basing thier political philsophy on a lie.

    July 2, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. david

    only time will tell but thinking that franken was a huge mistake. hope it doesn't end up to be true, him being a huge mistake.

    July 2, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  6. Bridgette-PA

    @ "Once You Vote Black" – WTH are you talking about? You are just rambling about nothing. Slow down on those medications that make you hallucinate! BTW, if you make fun of someone's name, please spell it correctly! HUSSEIN is the correct spelling of Obama's middle name and I LOVE IT!

    July 2, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. Big Al C.

    Finally Al Franken will no doubt be the best representation Minnesota has ever had. Americans everywhere can be proud to have such a fine outstanding statesman such as Mr. Franken. A man who cares about the challenges the everyday working class American people have to face. He understands health care is important to the big drug companies and insurance companies, and he knows the kind of payment plans they intend on keeping on the sick and needy. Thank you Al for being willing to serve your country. It is great to know another Democrate has kept another republican in the place all of them belong. ( out of office )

    July 2, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Steve (the real one)

    @Go Al! July 2nd, 2009 4:23 pm ET
    I *wish* his election meant a Democratic supermajority, but remember these are democrats – unlike Republicans they think for themselves.
    Cute, wrong but cute! Ask Mary Landrieu what happens to democrats who think for themselves! Thank you!

    July 2, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  9. cali seadog

    Say what you want, but he graduated cum laude from Harvard with a degee in political science. I'd say he's more educated than half the people working in Congress.

    July 2, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. David

    Im not saying anything about Al Franken that is bad, all I am saying is that I want George Lopez to run for Senator and if liberals don't elect him, then you are horrible racist....

    July 2, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. Idiot_Pelosi

    Great, another idiot in the Senate.

    Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend

    July 2, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. Nothing 'Stand Up' about Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

    With more Democrats and fewer Republicans in the Senate we'll finally get good legislation like the CARD (Credit Card Accountability Responsibility & Disclosure) Act, which stops predatory and abusive lending practices, and maybe, just maybe, we'll get something close to the House’s Waxman-Markey Bill, which proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 17% by 2020 and 83% by 2050 from 2005 levels.

    We're counting on you Senator Franken!

    July 2, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  13. D-Nice

    @ alpha_nu_916

    Say what you will about Reagan and the rest of the celebrity politicians, but Jack Kemp was competent and capable regardless of how you feel about his politics.

    July 2, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. Ahaiku

    Al Franken has won
    Doggone it, people like him
    Only eight months late.

    July 2, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  15. tigerakabj

    I hear you phoenix86. Franken's also a crazed liberal marxist who wants to help Obama implement his socialist communist polices, which will destroy America as we know it. Let me go protect my six-shooter before Obama sends one of them liberal police to my house to get it.

    And phoenix86, Obama is always smiling. Why does he do that? Where's his birth certificate? What's he hiding? Where's Franken's birth certificate? Our leader Rush Limbaugh will answer those questions for us.

    July 2, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  16. Proud Member..Party of No

    Another clown joins the circus. Just what we need....another dumbocrat.
    Hey dumbocrats......Your stimulus has been a 2 trillion dollar FAILURE just like your president. By the way, on inauguration day the Dow Jones closed at 8279.63. Today it closed at 8280.74. Way to go, Barry, your 2 TRILLION dollars spent bought us 1.11 points.

    July 2, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  17. Mich

    Oh my god. Wow their is a term that Frankobama doesn't know because he is without morals. Just read one of his books.

    Now watch the Dem. destroy the constitution now. It's going to be Cap and Tax time. It's going to be the CZAR of fast food just kidding I think.

    July 2, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. ThinkAboutIt

    To everyone who thinks Al Franken is a clown, try reading his books, listening to his political analysis and take a gander at his policy statements.

    He's an extremely bright, well-informed long-time policy wonk who also just happens to have a sense of humor.

    I'm very happy the Supreme Court of Minnesota finally put an end to the ridiculous, whiny Coleman. Go get 'em, Al!

    July 2, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  19. carl w.landers

    what a joke!

    July 2, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  20. Dennis

    To Proud Member of Party of No.

    As long as you are comparing the performance of the DJIA to term in office, please look at the Dow when George W entered office and where it was EIGHT years later. And also report on the BILLIONS of dollars in deficits that HE ran up. If you want to bring the performance of the market into the debate, do some homework on market performance under Republican Administrations vs Democratic Administrations, and please get back to us with the real results.

    July 2, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  21. Dennis

    What a joke. Unfortunately not a funny one.

    July 2, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  22. phoenix86

    Dear GOP = 21 century dodo:

    Harvard MBA (1990). Satisfied?

    July 2, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  23. Obama Victim

    maybe Frankfurter and Obozo can get together abd write jokes...sadly, the joke is on the country..................I see where the market is down 200+ today, and North Korea is firing missles.....anyone laughing??

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

    July 2, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  24. MJM

    He looks like he should be a comedian and not a senator.

    July 2, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  25. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Right on time. Joe should be back by then to swear you in Sen.-Elect Franken.

    July 2, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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