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September 1, 2014

Coons Is Sweet on Franken

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken can’t say nothing good ever comes of attending a Senate Judiciary Committee markup.

Coons Is Sweet on Franken

(Courtesy C-SPAN)

While the rest of the committee tended to trimming the immigration legislation tree, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., gifted his neighboring panelist with a birthday cupcake from Crumbs Bake Shop to help commemorate his special day.

“He enjoys sitting next to him … and it was a quick little way to make his friend smile,” a Coons aide said of the lighthearted exchange.

Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., was apparently so moved he dubbed Coons a “sweetie pie.”

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