Tags: inhofe | franken | clown

Inhofe: Al Franken a 'Clown from Minnesota'

Friday, 03 Jul 2009 06:54 AM

By Rick Pedraza

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., acrimoniously referred to his new colleague in the U.S. Senate as a “clown” who won’t be able to help his party muster the 60 votes needed to stop a Republican filibuster of the Waxman-Markey clean energy bill that has already passed the House.

"I'll tell you what a lot of people are thinking, and that is it looks like things are going to be over and we are going to get the clown from Minnesota,” Inhofe told The Tulsa World, referring to Minnesota Democrat Al Franken. “They are not going to get more than 35 votes."

Inhofe later was contrite and said he didn't mean to be disrespectful of Franken.

“I don't know the guy, but for a living, he is a clown. That's what he does for a living."

Franken, who earlier this week was declared the winner by the Minnesota Supreme Court of a hotly contested election against Republican rival Norman Coleman, was a professional comedian who was a writer for and cast member of “Saturday Night Live” for several years. He also is a best-selling author, former political commentator and host of a nationally-syndicated radio show on Air America.

"I don't know how Sen. Inhofe regards clowns,” Franken volleyed back during an appearance on the "Bill Press Show," “but it might be an incredible compliment.”.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved