really seemed strong to me when I read it (in my humble biased opinion). That provision in the constitution making each house of Congress the judge of the elections of its members strips MN of subject matter jurisdiction quite explicitly.
The Senate gave a standing O to a 7-time recently convicted felon who would have been expelled from the Senate on Tuesday had he not lost his reelection. The Senate is a dysfunctional morality-bending family that will not turn on its long term members regardless of a Senator's indiscretions (unless, of course, you try to have gay sex in a public restroom).
against his own caucus over and over and over again. He's the "bipartisan" to GOP positions. He's the Democratic perspective on Fox News. He is toxic.
This isn't revenge, it's strictly practical. Take away his power and no one cares what he says. If he goes to the GOP caucus, he'll be as relevant as Lamar Alexander or Judd Gregg, i.e. just one bad vote without a voice.
He blew his "straight talk" reputation with lie after lie after lie in the media and in the public opinion, so that no one takes him seriously any more. He has no economic message. What's left for him other than praying for an external event?