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Old 10-09-2019, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by CarnalK View Post
If you spent even 2 minutes looking into this, you would see that it is very common practice to let newby Senators take the role of presiding officer to get a feel for the rules. That's how much it isn't a leadership position.
Here's the juniorest Senator of all shutting up the Senator from Insurancecticut; he makes clear that he is doing so in his capacity as Member rather than acting President (though I wonder if he'd have had the gumption to rise if he weren't sitting on the dais).

The punchline comes at the 0:40 mark but stick around if you want to hear what John McCain, war hero and Sarah Palin's running mate, thinks about it.