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Gibbs: Despite Titgate, Simpson 'Will Continue To Serve' On Debt Commission


After Simpson emailed a critic and compared Social Security to "a cow with 310 million tits," advocacy groups including the National Organization for Women, Social Security Works, MoveOn, and progressive legislators like Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called on the White House to fire him. That's not going to happen.

Simpson represented Wyoming in the Senate as a Republican from 1979-1997, and co-chairs the commission that may well decide the fate of Social Security later this year.

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