Watch: Sen. Franken thanks 'Daily Show' host Stewart for engaging youth in politics


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U.S. Sen. Al Franken appeared on "The Daily Show" Monday night, thanking Jon Stewart for what he's done to engage younger generations in public policy and politics.

"..Not enough to get them to vote," Franken adds. "But enough to get some of them to Rock the Vote Party – and those are fun parties."

Franken went on to discuss more serious topics, including the need for a strong middle class, making sure LGBT students have the right not to be bullied in school, as well as energy efficiency standards.

He also touched on the fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans in politics that came make things difficult to get things done, to which he got some pressure from Stewart to name names about who is the worst to work with in the Senate.

Stewart asked who in the Senate does he think to himself, "'How does that guy or woman put their clothes on everyday? That is the stupidest person I have ever met.'"

"I can name about 15," Franken said with a laugh. "There's no one there that's stupid ... they all got there for some reason. People have different kinds of talents – and some it takes a while to figure out what it is."

Franken made it a point to say he respects his colleagues.

"It's so hard to see you so grown up like this – I'm sorry. It's really nice, I like it," Stewart said of the former SNL star to conclude the interview.

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