Al Franken mocks McConnell: 'Like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette'

Former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenMaher chides Democrats: We 'suck the fun out of everything' Why Caitlyn Jenner should not be dismissed #MeWho? The hypocritical silence of Kamala Harris MORE (D-Minn.) mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill Republican governor of Arkansas says 'Trump is dividing our party' MORE’s (R-Ky.) Senate floor statement, comparing his speech to listening to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Franken took to Twitter to criticize McConnell’s Senate floor statement ahead of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE’s impeachment trial.

“Listening to Mitch McConnell talk about the decline of bipartisanship is like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette,” he said. 


Dahmer is an infamous serial killer who raped and killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991 and was known for eating parts of his victims.

McConnell condemned House Democrats for voting to impeach the president in a Senate floor speech Thursday.

"Let's be clear: the House's vote yesterday was not some neutral judgment. ... It was the predetermined end of a partisan crusade," McConnell said. 

Trump officially became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached after the House voted in approval of two articles of impeachment Wednesday night. The matter will move to a trial in the Senate, which is unlikely to vote to remove Trump.

McConnell has said he won’t be “impartial” about impeachment “at all,” prompting some Democrats to call for him to recuse himself from the trial.