WASHINGTON, D.C. — POLITICO is reporting that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., gave T. Boone Pickens a piece of his mind at the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch.
According to an unnamed source, Franken did not stand when the wealthy oil and gas tycoon said hello. And then Franken started to grill Pickens about his financing of the 2004 Swift Boat ads.
The source told POLITICO “the confrontation grew heated.”
Franken spokeswoman Jess McIntosh called it “a lively conversation.”
About six minutes later, the Republican Party of Minnesota had picked up on the story, deeming it an “angry attack” and suggesting that Franken begin taking anger management courses.
Apparently, Pickens was on the Hill to talk wind energy with the Dems.