July 7th, 2009
12:20 PM ET
13 years ago

Franken sworn in as U.S. senator

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Satirist-turned-politician Al Franken was sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, officially closing the books on one of the longest post-election recount struggles in recent American political history.

Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, became the 60th member of his party's Senate caucus. The Democrats now have a potential filibuster-proof majority in the chamber.

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  1. Alan

    I am so proud of MN for electing an absolute idiot to represent their great state!!!

    July 7, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |