Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillConservatives spark threat of bloody GOP primaries Congress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Lobbying world MORE (D-Mo.) said that her new colleague, former comedian Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Mexican officials scramble to avoid Trump tariffs The Hill's Morning Report - Tariff battle looms as Trump jabs 'foolish' Senate GOP Barbs start to fly ahead of first Democratic debate MORE (D-Minn.), was "humbled" by his appearance in the Senate yesterday, perhaps in response to his toned-down press conference yesterday.

She tweeted:
Welcoming Al Franken today.Swearing in at 12:15. Good example of a democracy with respect for rule of law. So close. Sure it humbled him.

McCaskill also commented on the eight-month legal battle that decided Franken's victory over former Sen. Norm Coleman (R), saying it was a "[g]ood example of a democracy."

Franken's first appearance in the Senate is here:



UPDATED 11:13am: Sen. McCaskill responded, tweeting:
Don't know why anyone would misinterpret my comments on Franken.Only meant to show respect for him and his hard fought victory.Welcome Al!