Al Franken's career is collateral damage for the Dems on the way to getting Trump

That sinking feeling Al Franken is experiencing is the realization that his career is now a pawn in the fanatical efforts of Democrats to get President Trump out of office.  The Democrats would not lose his seat, since Minnesota's Governor Mark Dayton can be expected to appoint a Democrat to serve out his term.  Franken is not well liked for reasons that should be self-evident: he is as big a jerk in regular life, as the infamous picture of him and Ms. Tweeden on the C17 would seem to indicate.  The logical steps for getting Trump  are clear. Step one: Establish that sexual harassment before taking office is sufficient grounds to remove someone from office.  This is the necessary predicate.  Franken's departure from office will establish the purported sincerity of the Democrats in establishing this brand-new principle.  As a number of observers point out, nobody has ever been thrown out of the Senate for actions prior to taking...(Read Full Post)