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Lieberman Unhappy With Democratic Infighting


In today’s New York Times, a “Senate Democratic aide” criticizes Sen. Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.) for telling Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to scrap the idea of expanding Medicare:

A Senate Democratic aide, perplexed by Mr. Lieberman’s stance, said, “It was a total flip-flop, and leaves us in a predicament as to what to do.”

Marshall Wittmann, Lieberman’s spokesman, tells NRO that the senator does “not find those comments helpful.”

“Contrary to the claims of anonymous aides, Senator Lieberman told Senator Reid on Friday that he had a problem with the Medicare provision. This position was also told to negotiators earlier last week,” says Wittman. “Consequently, Senator Lieberman’s position came as no surprise to the Democratic leadership. Any contrary charges by aides who cowardly seek to hide under the cloak of anonymity are false and self-serving.”


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