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After their meeting, Biden says administration is eager to work with Franken

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrat Al Franken and his wife, Franni, traveled to the White House Wednesday to meet with Vice President Joe Biden and came away with a vote of confidence from the administration.

“While Senator Amy Klobuchar is one of the hardest working members of the United States Senate, Minnesotans deserve their full representation,” Biden said afterward in a prepared statement. “Once the Minnesota Supreme Court has issued its final ruling in this case, the President and I look forward to working with Mr. Franken on building an economy for the 21st century.”

Franken and Biden discussed the state of Minnesota’s open Senate seat, the administration’s agenda, and its potential benefits for the people of Minnesota, according to a Franken spokesperson.

After the private meeting, Franken and Biden released the following statements:

Said Franken:

“I deeply appreciate the administration’s ongoing support and the opportunity to meet with Vice President Biden today. Minnesotans are eager to see Congress make progress on the administration’s agenda — and I’m eager to do my part in that effort. From investments in alternative energy to the expansion of high-speed rail to the Twin Cities, we have a lot to do to help Minnesota’s working families, and I was pleased to discuss these important issues with the Vice President.”

Said Biden:

“The election process and recount in Minnesota have lived up to the state’s reputation for organization, transparency, and bipartisanship.  The officials have been meticulous and every ruling has been unanimous.”

“While Senator Amy Klobuchar is one of the hardest working members of the United States Senate, Minnesotans deserve their full representation.
 
“Once the Minnesota Supreme Court has issued its final ruling in this case, the President and I look forward to working with Mr. Franken on building an economy for the 21st century.”
Also, on the Franken in DC front, Politico reports this bizarre interchange between the Democrat and a heckler on Tuesday night.

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