04/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Sen.: Coleman-Franken Race Could Take "Years"

Texas Sen. John Cornyn is threatening "World War III" if Democrats try to seat Al Franken in the Senate before Norm Coleman can pursue his case through the federal courts.

Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, acknowledges that a federal challenge to November's elections could take "years" to resolve. But he's adamant that Coleman deserves that chance -- even if it means Minnesota is short a senator for the duration.

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