Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office said this afternoon that Senator-elect Al Franken will likely be sworn in at noon on Tuesday, though no exact times have been set.
Jim Manley, a spokesman for Reid, said they wanted to allow time for Franken and his family to come to Washington – the Monday after July 4 is often treated as a travel day for Congress.
The Tuesday start will allow Franken to move into his new office, which the Committee on Rules and Administration confirmed today will be former Senator Norm Coleman’s office in the Hart Building. Though offices are often doled out based on seniority, Coleman’s office was never made available to other senators in the event that he won the election and returned to Washington.
Prior to the swearing in, Franken will have a meeting and photo op with Reid on Monday at 1 p.m., Manley said.