Amy Davidson in The New Yorker:
The Republicans have a fifty-two-seat majority, meaning that Moore’s presence would be helpful but, in terms of control of the chamber, not decisive. What would they tolerate in order to secure the fifty-first vote? Put another way, if the Party is willing to give its money and its credibility to protect a candidate accused of molesting teen-agers, what might it talk itself into doing to protect the President? Robert Mueller may be interested in the answer.
Say, for example, the Republicans should lose another senator either by scandal or natural causes. How far would they go to get another vote in their favor?
Well, with Al Franken out in Minnesota and there’s going to be a special election in 2018 to fill his remaining term, we may find out what’s under the rocks in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. After all, they gave us Michele Bachmann.