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It looks like the Democrats are going to let Lieberman slide with his chairmanship in the Homeland Security Committee, but quite frankly his personal attacks on Obama and several Democratic senators during the campaign are only part of the story, as is his support for the Iraq war which rivals pretty much any Republican’s. The more egregious moment dates back to the 2000 Florida recount where his capitulation as to whether the law should have been followed with regard to overseas military ballots arguably made the difference. This Kos poster explains in detail, and provides the following video excerpt from the movie Recount.
If he had any integrity whatsoever he’d simply start caucusing with Republicans per his threats. Democrats are hedging for a “filibuster proof” majority, but he won’t join them when the going gets tough, so what’s the point?
Update: According to TPM, party leaders are going to propose that he retain the Homeland Security Committee chairmanship, but lose his chairmanship of the Environment and Public Works subcommittee – basically a slap on the wrist. We’ll see if it flies.