It is of interest that Newt and several other GOP folk have come to Franken's defense and decried the lynch mod mentality and that the Dems have folded like a cheap tent. I think Pin said 'the Dems will eat their own' and that appears to be the case here. I think that the Dems ( I am finding myself less unapologetic for being one) wrongly think/hope that if they pillory Franken and Conyers then something magical will happen and Moore or even Trump will face some consequences, but those guys ain't gonna go softly into the good night. Republicans play to win, Dems would be happy with a tie or to at least have fought the good fight. The Dems are no doubt their own worst enemies.