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I am not sure that the vote within the Democratic Congress for allowing Joe Lieberman to retain his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was public or not so I couldn't see how you voted.

If you voted to allow him to keep that position, you are misreading the will of the people.  We voted earlier this month for change, real change. There was an opportunity to make an improvement in the Senate leadership by replacing Lieberman with someone who better reflects what we want out of the Senate.  The opportunity was lost.

The spin is that we should be forward thinking and not focused on the past.  I am thinking of the future, and I don't want Joe Lieberman to have any part in how this country protects itself.  You can do better than this, and we expect you to.

We are fired up and are going to hold all of you in Congress to account for your actions.  You can expect to hear from us when Lieberman uses his authority to trample further on our individual rights.

I would like to have seen the Democrats in the Senate take action to make Lieberman accountable for his actions over the past few months.  That didn't happen unfortunately.  The signal this shows is that no one there has the backbone to take a stand.  If you can't deal with Lieberman, how are you going to deal with the Republicans, or the Russians?

But then maybe you did the right thing and voted against him.  I know Bernie Sanders came out saying the right things.  I don't want to live in Vermont, but I sure would like him to be my Senator.

Originally posted to tellbarackdotorg on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 06:14 PM PST.

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