Connecticut Democrats are considering a bid to force Sen. Joe Lieberman out of the party for speaking at the Republicans' convention and backing GOP presidential nominee John McCain.According to the AP:
The party scheduled a debate Wednesday night on a resolution that would censure Lieberman and ask the veteran politician to resign from the Democratic Party.Lieberman was re-elected to the Senate as an independent after losing the Democratic primary in 2006 to businessman Ned Lamont, but while he calls himself an "independent Democrat" in the Senate he remains a registered Democrat and has said he has no plans to change his affiliation.
The state Democratic party has scheduled a debate tonight on a resolution that would censure Lieberman and ask him to resign from the Democratic Party.It is unclear if there is enough support to finally oust the neoconservative bush boot licker but at least they are finally talking about straightening out the Connecticut Democratic party.
One supporter of the resolution says Lieberman's GOP convention speech, in which he praised McCain and criticized Barack Obama, convinced her that state Democrats need to take a stand.
and Chris Shays with their pet neocon and
foreign policy poodle Joe Lieberman
[update] CT News Junkie has more on this... And CT Local Politics has nothing to say. (JK Genghis)
[update deux] Via the hard working CT News Junkie, it appears they left it at a "Censure" for now. Wasted opportunity to do the right thing.
“Good politics is not about me, it’s about we,” Blondin said explaining her decision to table the resolution.