According to a source, the wealthy oil and gas magnate and author of “The First Billion Is the Hardest” stepped up to introduce himself to Franken in a room just off the Senate Floor after the lunch ended

Franken, who was seated talking to someone else, did not stand when Pickens said hello. Instead, Franken began to berate him about the billionaire’s financing of the Swift Boat ads in 2004.

According to a source, the confrontation grew heated.

Franken feuds with T. Boone Pickens – Eamon Javers – POLITICO.com.

Welcome to life with this nutbag as your Senator, Minnesotans. Idiots.

I put the over and under on Franken’s first physical confrontation at six months. I’m still comfortable with that.

I didn’t object to Franken because he was an alleged comedian at one point, I objected to Franken because he is a seriuosly deranged and unhinged individual.

As you Minnesotans will find out. Idiots.