Compiled by Brandon Davis, PoliticKING with Larry King
Ahead of the Minnesota caucus on March 1, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received some well-intentioned laughs from comedian and Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) after he created his own version of “Mean Tweets," based on the popular segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live. "Mean Tweets” shows celebrities reading offensive and funny tweets about themselves. In Clinton’s political, non-Kimmel-related version, Senator Franken reads tweets he’s received after his endorsement of Clinton. He uses the humor as an opportunity to list some of the key issues he and Clinton have in common … and to remind people that he was on Saturday Night Live, not MADtv. (Franken was a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" prior to his time in the U.S. Senate.)
"'Mad TV sucked,'" Franken read. "OK, I'm gonna say that was a joke."
Franken also jokes about the "establishment matrix" and talks about working personally with both Clinton and her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Senator Franken made more serious news on Friday when he said that Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, would set a "dangerous precedent" if Senate Republicans deny holding confirmation hearings for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
"That hasn't been the case in the past. That is unprecedented," Franken told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day."
"Since 1916, we started holding hearings in the Senate. This would set a dangerous precedent, saying the Senate gets to hold a date."
He also predicted the absence of a ninth judge would lead to gridlock on the nation's highest court.
On Tuesday, McConnell reiterated that the GOP-controlled Senate would not act on anyone the President nominates. So maybe Senator Franken will read some “Mean Tweets” from Mitch McConnell in the days to come…
Until then, enjoy the original below:
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