Al Franken put on a clinic in the manner he deconstructed two lying senators as they attempted to mislead the hearing and malign Franken himself.
Al Franken hit Ted Cruz and Jeff Session pretty hard
It did not take long for Senator Franken to get to the point he was attempting make. Ted Cruz used his oratory ability to lie about a witness skillfully.
ANX’s Sean Conners said it best.
Franken, who is not an attorney, completely took apart the guise that Cruz and Sessions tried to create. Franken went through the statements made by Sessions and Cruz’s defense. He showed how everything Cruz and the nominee had portrayed were every bit as false as Franken had originally stated. Cruz had claimed that the witness that Franken relied on had “recanted his testimony” when he hadn’t. Out of a 24 page Senate deposition in 1986, his witness, an attorney by the name of Hebert, had testified to having a fuzzy recollection of one event. After the hearing, the attorney went back, checked the record (voluntarily) and swiftly went back to the Senate and made the record clear. The correction was a few lines (3, to be exact) of 24 pages of testimony that remained intact. In fact, Cruz, after impugning the attorney’s character, used the testimony itself to attempt to rehabilitate his party’s nominee. That was a fact that didn’t get lost on Franken.
Senator Franken is one of our most capable Progressives in Congress who is always ready to counter the misinformation and outright lies. Get a cup of coffee and watch Al Franken in action.