One of the things Senator Al Franken (D-MN) said during the Supreme Court justice nomination hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch really stood out to some.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on the jaw-dropping statement:

Franken acknowledged that nobody can dispute the late Scalia's love for the Constitution, but he went on to say “the document he revered looks very different from the one I have sworn to defend.”

Twitchy took note of the statement as well, highlighting a tweet that went out about Franken's seeming admission to having a different United States Constitution from that of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The tweet was sent out by Randy Barnett, a Georgetown law professor and the author of at least one book about the Constitution:

Barnett's tweet triggered a flood of responses from incredulous folks:

But that tweet was not the only source of criticism of the senator's statement:

Despite all of the criticism, Franken does have his supporters:

...and he was shown general support previously when David Letterman noted Franken was the only one he could trust:

Franken shared some of his concerns about Gorsuch's nomination on Facebook, though neither the video clip nor the text that accompanied it included his controversial constitution statement:

Franken, a “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) alumnus and Harvard graduate, was first elected senator in 2008. He currently serves on multiple committees, including the Judiciary and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees.

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