US Rep. DeLauro Says Lieberman should be Recalled

Everyone in Connecticut and beyond should send a thank you message to Connecticut’s U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D) for standing up and saying exactly what should be said about Joe Lieberman.

“A House Democrat from Connecticut said Tuesday that Sen. Joe Lieberman should be recalled from office over his opposition to the Senate health care bill. “No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I’ll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) told POLITICO.” [….]

Unfortunately, Connecticut has no laws in existence that would recall a sitting Senator.  In addition, the US Constitution does not authorize states to recall members of Congress.  Each house has the authority to police its own members.  In a G Poll earlier today, the question was asked whether we should move to reconciliation (in the house) instead of stripping health care reform in order to placate Senator Lieberman. Ninety-two percent of those responding said yes.

Last month, G Poll ran two polls asking what Senate Democrats should do if Lieberman filibusters health care reform, whether we should trust Lieberman and whether he should retain his leadership position, etc.  Over 95 percent of respondents said Lieberman should be removed from his leadership position and ousted from the Democratic caucus. Further, that he cannot be trusted and that he is completely out of touch with Connecticut citizens.

The Constitution states that each house has the authority to police itself.  Well, it is time for the Senate to get its house in order.  We cannot continue down this path, knowing that 45,000 excess deaths will occur this year and the next, and every year thereafter as long as we do not enact substantive health care reform NOW.

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  1. Alice

    He’s just a Charlie McCarthy for the Democrat agenda assisted by the sock puppet staff.

    Sometimes it amazes me how well they hide the strings……however there are a growing number of us that can see through the act.

    Ron Paul

  2. AintBelievinThis

    Since when is a Senator obligated to vote for a bill which he opposes? At that, he was opposed to portions of the bill, not wholesale opposed to its passage!

    You should all be very proud of yourselves, indeed.

    Not unlike buying Landreiu’s (LA) vote, what couldn’t be had honestly was, in the end, likely obtained by abhorrient “end justifies the means” methods. Progressive activists went after his family… also not unlike the methods used to silence Lou Dobbs…

    Lieberman will vote for Ocare, now that that which he opposed has been removed. Yet you still want to recall him?

    You fascists don’t give me warm fuzzies, but you do make me want to vomit.

  3. Angela

    I completely agree, recall him! I’m being polite. How dare he be allowed to hold so much power. He does not care about the ordinary working family. He only cares about his pocket book and remaining in power. He would n’t have changed parties otherwise.

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