Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Franken Sworn in as Senator

The Senate is now fully formed with Franken being sworn in as the Senator from Minnesota. The Democrats now officially have 60 votes or a filibuster proof majority.


"Al Franken became a senator on Tuesday, completing the transformation from comedian to politician.

The Minnesota Democrat's swearing-in marked the end of an eight-month political and legal struggle and drew thunderous applause and a standing ovation in the Senate chamber. His presence gives Democrats 60 votes, enough to thwart possible Republican filibusters.

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