July 25, 2016

FLASHBACK: Franken: My Judgment Is More Important Than The Judgment Of Minnesota Voters

In March, Senator Al Franken (D-MN), a Clinton superdelegate, was asked on CNN why he was going to use his superdelegate vote for Clinton.

After all, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won his state overwhelmingly. His answer, that his judgment was more important than his constituents, was a model of condescension and arrogance.

Just last week, the DNC Rules committee defeated an effort to abolish superdelegates by a vote of 108 to 58. This defeat, still very much on the minds of Sanders supporters, will no doubt influence how they view Senator Franken’s DNC speech.