Some Democrats threatening Lieberman with loss of senority

Angry Democrats
A group of Senate Democrats is growing increasingly angry about Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman's campaign tactics since he lost the Democratic primary last week, the Hill newspaper reports.
If he continues to alienate his colleagues, Mr. Lieberman could be stripped of his seniority within the Democratic caucus should he defeat Democrat Ned Lamont in the general election in November, some senior Democratic aides told reporter Alexander Bolton.
In recent days, Mr. Lieberman has rankled Democrats in the upper chamber by suggesting that those who support bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq by a certain date are bolstering terrorists. He also sparked resentment by saying last week on NBC's "Today" show that the Democratic Party was out of the political mainstream.
Democrats are worried that Mr. Lieberman may be giving Republicans a golden opportunity to undermine their message, the reporter said.
"I think there's a lot of concern," said a senior Democratic aide who has discussed the subject with colleagues. "I think the first step is if the Lieberman thing turns into a sideshow and hurts our message and ability to take back the Senate, and the White House and the [National Republican Senatorial Committee] manipulate him, there are going to be a lot of unhappy people in our caucus."


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home