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Franken Mini-Gaffe: Where Is Sen. Udall From?


"Oh, God."

The custom in the U.S. Senate, according to The Hill, is to let new senators preside over the body as a teaching tool. Evidently Sen. Franken is a slow learner.

Franken suffered another embarrassing moment Wednesday morning when he mistakenly recognized Sen. Tom Udall as the “senator from Utah.”

The Hill points out this was not Franken's worst moment:

The exchange was less awkward than the kerfuffle Franken sparked last month while presiding over the Senate.

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) scolded Franken on the floor for allegedly mocking him.

Republican aides said Franken gesticulated and made faces from the chair while McConnell delivered a speech on then-Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Franken later sent a handwritten note to McConnell apologizing for the incident.

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