Setmayer: The Franken Resignation Was Clearly Politically Expedient for Democrats
SETMAYER: "Perception is reality. That’s something you learn early on in politics, which is why political communication and messaging is so important, so heavily invested in, because if you can convince people that those things are morally equivalent, this doesn’t matter if they are or not. It’s about what they think. For folks in Alabama, looking for an excuse to dismiss Roy Moore’s accusations, this gives that to them, even if it’s terribly deceptive. I think that the — the Al Franken resignation was clearly politically expedient for Democrats because they recognized they could smash the moral high ground away from Republicans, what little bit they had left after electing Donald Trump."