Impeachment backers warned by Franken of ‘President Pence’
Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota has a message for fellow Democrats who yearn for President Trump’s impeachment: Be careful what they wish for; they just might get it.
Mr. Franken told the International Business Times that those hoping that the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election will pave the way for impeachment should consider Vice President Mike Pence’s policy preferences.
“Pence ran the transition and some of the very worst nominees, I felt — [EPA chief Scott] Pruitt, [Education Secretary Betsy] DeVos, [HHS Secretary Tom] Price, [Budget director Mick] Mulvaney — were Pence selections, clearly, I think,” Mr. Franken
said, IBT reported Monday.
“He’s ideological, I consider him a zealot, and I think that in terms of a lot of domestic policy certainly would be worse than Trump,” said Mr. Franken, taking a break in Denver while promoting his book “Giant of the Senate” to discuss work in Washington.