On Tuesday, Senator Al Franken appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Franken talked about his job as a Senator while also taking some shots at the GOP and their health care failure.
“Now that I’m a senator, I don’t want you for a moment to think that what you do here every night is any less important than what I do each day, even though it is less important,” Franken joked.
Franken then blasted the GOP and their health care plan, stating, “Republicans had seven-plus years to come up with a repeal-and-replace, and everything they came up with was terrible.”
He continued, “Obviously, Sen. [John] McCain, Sen. [Susan] Collins, and Sen. [Lisa] Murkowski were heroes in this, but the credit really goes to the American people who showed up at town halls and made their voices heard.”
Franken also commented on when Senator John McCain cast his vote against the ObamaCare repeal bill, stating, “What’s interesting is there was applause but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) immediately signaled for silence, “and everybody stopped, because we didn’t want to gloat, and we shouldn’t gloat. This is serious, serious stuff.”
The video of the interview is below: