Sen. Al Franken Called Out Republican Obstructionism to Their Faces and It Was Glorious

It’s one thing for Senate Republicans to pretend that they’re taking an honorable stand by not holding confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. It’s another thing altogether when they’re confronted on their hypocrisy by one of their fellow senators.

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) laid into the GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, challenging them on how this isn’t about principle at all. It’s about obstruction and nothing more.


Can we get more former comedians in the Senate? They’re experts at calling out bullshit.

If only the general public would get in line with that. But when so many people are duped into thinking Donald Trump would be a great President, can we really expect them to understand when they’re being conned by an entire political party?

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Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.