Senator Al Franken on the Supreme Court matter

This pretty much speaks for itself. One of many money quotes:

“The president has a four-year term,” said Franken. “Scientists tell us that there are approximately ten months left in his term.”

“But then I hear colleagues from the other side saying: ‘Well you know what, if the election goes the wrong way, I’d be happy to consider this nomination during the lame duck.’ How absurd is that? So it’s ‘let the people decide’ unless they decide on Hillary Clinton, in which case ‘let us decide.’

(More here by mmcintee at Daily Kos, who first linked the video.)

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

2 thoughts on “Senator Al Franken on the Supreme Court matter”

  1. I've been pleasantly surprised by how good a senator Franken has been. I never liked him as a comedian, and was really dubious when he ran. Had I known at the time that he was a statistics major at Harvard, I'd have been less skeptical.

    On the other hand, Norm Coleman really needs to run for the Minnesota Supreme Court so that he can not only say that he lost elections for each of the three branches of government, but lost them to a professional wrestler, a comedian, and an NFL defensive lineman.

    1. Are you sure you didn't like him as a comedian? Because that observation is classic Franken!

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