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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Franken argues with Republican senators at nomination hearing

Sen. Al Franken bickered with Republican senators at a hearing about the nomination of Attorney General nominee Jeff Session.

Allison Sherry of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Franken has been a critic of the Republican attorney general nominee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, and is planning to vote against him. At a hearing last month, Franken confronted Sessions about a questionnaire the Alabama senator filled out as AG nominee, with Franken charging that Sessions exaggerated his leadership and involvement in 1980s-era civil rights cases.

Cruz later called out Franken, saying he thought it was rude. Franken was not present when Cruz made those comments.

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