DeLauro: Lieberman ‘Ought To Be Recalled’ (Which Can’t Be Done)

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has delivered one of the strongest breaks with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) from among Congressional Democrats, saying that Lieberman should even be recalled — which isn’t possible.

“No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I’ll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled,” DeLauro told the Politico.

Of course, it should be noted that there is no such thing in the Constitution as the recall of a member of Congress.

DeLauro spokesperson Kaelan Richards alleged to us that the Congresswoman’s full response had acknowledged that a recall might not be a feasible option, but that DeLauro was instead “merely trying to convey her passion about the issue.”

Richards gave us this paraphrasing of DeLauro’s full response: “No one should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I’ll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled– I know that may not even be an option in Connecticut, but 45,000 people die every year because they don’t have health care. We don’t have the luxury to hold up a bill that could make a difference in people’s lives. This is what we were sent here to do.”

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