Coleman followed former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D) to the podium and remarked that he often didn't agree with the Democrat, but agreed with everything Dayton said Sunday. Franken was next and noted that "as rare as it may be for Senator Coleman to agree with everything Senator Dayton said,you can imagine how rare it is for me to agree with everything Senator Coleman said."
Franken also said that the U.S. relationship with Israel is a "pillar of our foreign policy" and that he would continue to uphold that commitment "as a United States senator" -- then quipping that Coleman might not agree with the "as a United States senator" part of that statement.
"Let us stand together to send a clear message to the Israeli people," Franken said. "In this complex and dangerous world, you do not stand alone."
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
It's a rarity in politics as a whole on most discussions but former Senators Mark Dayton and Norm Coleman, and incoming Senator-elect Al Franken come together and agreeing on support for Israel.You can view the video here.