03 Jul '11, 10pm
#Senate Franken: Republicans "Might as Well Be Tearing Stars Off Our Flag" [VIDEO] #Politics
As a local writer, as well as a constituent, I’m lucky enough to usually get a few minutes with Minnesota Senator Al Franken whenever he is in town. Yesterday, he and I had a chance to discuss a wide range of topics ranging from the great Hotdish showdown the Minnesota congressional delegation held earlier this year (which he was grateful he did not win, as he was afraid it would look bad since he was hosting it), or his recent bipartisan effort with Sen. Olympia Snowe to ensure that emergency contraception is available on all military bases for victims of sexual assault, especially for bases located in countries where an abortion would be difficult if not all together impossible for a woman to obtain. But it’s the Republican mission to gut the social safety net that has become the biggest concern of both the Senator and those of us who cover progressive politics. For a la...