Sen. Al Franken, above, didn’t grant Sen. Joe Lieberman an additional moment on the Senate floor, according the AP, but Lieberman had an ally in Sen. John McCain.
Perhaps reflecting a frustration among Democrats over Joe Lieberman’s role in shaping the Senate’s health care proposal, Sen. Al Franken nipped in the bud the Connecticut senator’s discussion of amendments to the bill Thursday. —KA
Update: TPM TV has posted video of the incident on YouTube:
Associated Press via Google News:
Franken was presiding over the Senate Thursday afternoon as Lieberman spoke about amendments he planned to offer to the bill. Lieberman asked for an additional moment to finish — a routine request — but Franken refused to grant the time.
“In my capacity as the senator from Minnesota, I object,” Franken said.
“Really?” said Lieberman. “OK.”
Lieberman then said he’d submit the rest of his statement in writing.