Franken on why he's voting 'no' on Gorsuch

Sen. Al Franken speaks on Capitol Hill
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he will be voting "no" on Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Alex Brandon | AP file

Twenty-nine Senate Democrats say they support a filibuster to block the Senate from confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are both in favor of a filibuster but Democrats are still shy of the 41 votes they need to sustain such a filibuster.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Franken to discuss the move. They also talked about legislation he and Klobuchar introduced Wednesday that aims to lower prescription drug costs.

Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.

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