Sen.-elect Angus King, I-Maine, surprised no one Wednesday morning when he announced that he would caucus with the Senate Democrats, bringing the number in that caucus to 55 for the new Congress.It's such a no-brainer that, according to King, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't even bother to contact him to woo him over to the dark side.
“I wanted to maintain my independence as long and as thoroughly as possible,” King said. He added that “it simply wouldn’t be practical” to not join either caucus.
“Affiliating with the majority makes the most sense,” particularly with a clear Democratic majority, King said.
But it did come as a surprise to someone, who apparently hasn't been keeping up too well lately.