The Hill newspaper reports that U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., “still is getting the hang of presiding over the Senate.”
Reporter Alexander Bolton writes that “the most famous member of the Senate freshmen class” called Sen. Tom Udall the “senator from Utah.” Udall corrected Franken, saying he is from New Mexico.
â€œOh, God,â€ Franken boomed into the Senate microphone. â€œIâ€™m sorry.â€
Freshman senators such as Franken frequently are given the job of presiding over the Senate.
Last month, Republicans criticized Franken, who again was presiding, for making inappropriate gestures and facial expressions when GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky spoke.