No Place For Violence In American Politics – Sen Al Franken By Michael McIntee | January 9, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Follow this author Sen. Al Franken talks about the Arizona shootings Minnesota’s DFL Congressional delegation comments on the gunning down on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Speaking are Representatives Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, and Tim Walz and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. The spoke to the press just outside of Governor Mark Dayton’s Inaugural Ball. Security for the ball was tight, with bomb sniffing dogs searching the ballroom before Governor Dayton and the Congressional delegation arrived. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.