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Bernie Sanders on Lieberman: “Not Change We Can Believe In”

Bernie Sanders follows Pat Leahy in condemning Lieberman keeping his Homeland Security gavel:

"To reward Senator Lieberman with a major committee chairmanship would be a slap in the face of millions of Americans who worked tirelessly for Barack Obama and who want to see real change in our country," Sanders in the statement sent our way by his office.

"Appointing someone to a major post who led the opposition to everything we are fighting for is not ‘change we can believe in,’" Sanders continued. "I very much hope that Senator Lieberman stays in the Democratic caucus and is successful in regaining the confidence of those whom he has disappointed. This is not a time, however, in which he should be rewarded with a major committee chairmanship."

Obama won’t take Lieberman’s calls.  It’s going to be increasingly tough for Lieberman allies like Salazar, Dodd, Nelson and Bayh to recruit others to his side.

And I’m just curious.  When Evan Bayh and Amy Klobuchar told Rachel Maddow they thought Lieberman needed to apologize, who do they think he should apologize to?  I have a feeling they don’t mean the public, but rather in a closed-door session of the Democratic caucus we’ll never get to hear.

I seriously doubt they think he owes those "millions of Americans" that Sanders is talking about anything at all.

Sign the petition to Democratic Senators:  Just Say No to Joe.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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