Like a chorus of Southern Baptist Bible thumpers, the Senate Democrats rose in self-righteous fury to damn Al Franken and force his resignation.
They did it without due process.
They did it based on questionable allegations of sexual misconduct.
They did it based on accusations preceding his Senate position, going back decades.
They did it with a mob mentality.
They did it with cruelty.
They did it intending to score political points.
But let’s be clear. The Senate Democrats who lynched Al Franken cannot profess to any legitimate concern for women. They are not feminists or activists or in pursuit of societal transformation.
They cannot stand on any pedestal of purity.
They have not altered the mind of any man who preys on women, children or other men.
They have not awakened some latent sense of power within women.
They will not affect the Alabama election.
They will not shame their Republican counterparts.
They will not increase their 2018 vote counts.
The Senators who shamed and bullied their so-called friend have displayed a political ineptitude that is infuriating.
They have fallen prey to the newly weaponized claim of sexual misconduct. One that quickly morphed from #MeToo into Lynch Him Now!
They have sacrificed one of their own in pursuit of ridiculous aims.
They have diminished the effectiveness of the Judiciary Committee.
They have angered a lot of Democrats.
They have shown they are simply not up to the game.
They will not defeat Donald Trump.