WASHINGTON (CBS) — In what have been contentious confirmation hearings this week on Capitol Hill, there was a moment of humor Thursday during Rick Perry’s hearing.
The former Texas governor has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Energy Department.READ MORE: 'Hold Him Accountable': Philadelphia School District Teacher Let Student Make Wooden Gun In Shop Class, Parent Says
During Thursday’s hearing, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked Perry, “Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you enjoy meeting me?”
Perry responded, “I hope you’re as much fun on that dais as you were on your couch.”READ MORE: All Lanes Of I-95 Northbound Near Bridge Street Closed Due To Crash
The room then erupted into laughter.
“May I rephrase that, sir,” Perry said, trying to keep it together.
“Please, please. Oh my lord. Oh my lord,” Franken said jokingly.MORE NEWS: At Least 3 People Shot, Killed In Violent Thursday Night In Philadelphia
“Well, I think we found our ‘Saturday Night Live’ soundbite,” Perry said, which elicited a few chuckles out of the Minnesota senator.