Today Al Franken indicated that he would be resigning from the US senate. He admitted no guilt, and it was clear that he had hoped to defend himself before his peers.
It looks as though he has been abandoned by his party in favor of a strategy of seeming “clean” in advance of the 2018 elections. In other words, when it came time for due process, the party elected to sacrifice an individual and truth in favor of some questionable advantage in 2018.
I think that this speaks poorly of the party and its ability to pursue balance and justice.
Washington truly is an evil place. The US may in fact be on the long descent into oblivion unless balanced, apolitical people can take control to pursue a better form of democracy than we have now.