Michael Brodkorb filed his much anticipated lawsuit on Monday, claiming he was unfairly treated when he was fired from his job as the GOP caucus' communications director after he had an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. Defendants in the suit are the Minnesota Senate, Cal Ludeman, the Senate Secretary who fired Brodkorb, and the state of Minnesota.
We wonder what the heck the state of Minnesota did to get involved in this?
Brodkorb was technically a state employee, we suppose, but he was hired by the Senate Republicans, served the Senate Republicans and was fired by them. Republicans didn't consult with Governor Mark Dayton or the DFL caucus, with other government authorities or with the people of the state. He may be hoping to tap the state's deep pockets.
The state is already going to be socked for legal expenses and attorneys fees for public employees facing litigation.
We hope that whoever the judge is that this case comes before will see the folly in including the state.