Friday, December 18, 2009
McCain Is Having Another "Senior Moment"
Many of you have already seen the video of Al Franken telling LIEberman that he has used up is 10 minutes of speaking time. If not, you can view it here. Then McCain gets up and says that in all his years in the Senate, he has never seen "a member denied an extra minute or two to finish his remarks."
Well, Senator McCain is having a little memory problem. As reported by Think Progress, "McCain has engaged in the very same behavior that he was criticizing Franken for yesterday."
Here is the exchange:
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator’s time has expired.
Mr. DAYTON. I ask for unanimous consent that I have 30 seconds more to finish my remarks.
Mr. McCAIN. I object.
McCain was eventually overruled, but he was trying to stop Mr. Dayton from speaking by refusing to give him an addition 30 seconds.
Selective memory -- isn't it a great thing.