Al Franken is offering an apology. The Minnesota Democrat has apologized to Senator Mitch McConnell for being rude as the Senate’s top Republican was winding up a solemn debate on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
Franken was presiding over the hearing as McConnell explained his opposition to the nominee. A Senate GOP aide said Franken made theatrical gestures and whispered under his breath as McConnell spoke. It was distracting enough that McConnell went up to the former comedian afterward and said, “This isn’t ‘Saturday Night Live’, Al.”
Franken later went to McConnell’s office to try to apologize. McConnell wasn’t there, so Franken delivered a handwritten apology.