Franken would be ‘tremendous’ VP, says Dem
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Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart Franken#MeToo era shows there's almost never only one accuser, says Hill.TV's Krystal Ball Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC GOP in striking distance to retake Franken seat MORE would be a “tremendous” vice presidential pick, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday.

“Al Franken is a brilliant man, he’s very smart, he has excellent progressive credentials and he’s the funniest person in Congress,” Ellison said of the former “Saturday Night Live” player.

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“Why does that matter? I think it’s important to lampoon Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE, make him what he is — ridiculous. Who better to do that than someone who is an expert funnyman.”

Ellison said Virginia Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Cuomo wins and Manafort plea deal Virginia reps urge Trump to declare federal emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence More Dems come out in public opposition to Kavanaugh MORE, who is seen as a favorite to be Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC Clinton: Hard to ignore 'racial subtext of virtually everything Trump says' MORE’s running mate, is a “wonderful public servant.”

But to electrify the base, Ellision said, “you have to get somebody who has been speaking to the base and would turn the base out.”

Ellison endorsed Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersProtecting democracy requires action from all of us Kavanaugh hires attorney amid sexual assault allegations: report Amazon probes allegations of employees leaking data for bribes: report MORE for president in the Democratic primary.

He said he would hold off on flipping his support to Clinton until Sanders formally leaves the race.