Monday, December 14, 2009
The Huffington Post reports today that 81% of Democrats say they believe Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) should be stripped of his powerful chairmanship in the Senate if he ends up supporting a Republican filibuster of health care reform.
Lieberman is the chairman of two important Federal departments:
Since leaving the Democratic party and becoming an Independent, Lieberman has become an increasingly unpredictable and divisive figure.
While I absolutely agree that Lieberman should be punished if joins a Republican filibuster resulting in the death of healthcare reform, removing Lieberman from his leadership positions is the job of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Reid has proven himself to be anything but a strong and decisive leader.