Progressives: Punish Blue Dogs Who Vote with GOP on Health Care
TheCameraObscura | October 10, 2009 at 12:46 pmby
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It's no secret that several Blue Dog Democrats including Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln and Ben Nelson have been fighting the public option harder than the Republicans. However, now Progressives Democrats are fighting back.
On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow reported that “two major power brokers” from the left are insisting that any Democrat (presumably Blue Dogs) who joins the Republicans to block health care reform should lose their committee chairmanship or subcommittee chairmanships as punishment.
Echoing this call, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee has created an online petition to Senator Harry Reid calling on him to revoke the chairmanship of any senators who join the Republicans to filibuster health care reform.
Susan Marie KovalinskyThese members have powered this story: