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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:05 AM
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How easy is it to "strip" someone of their committee positions?
People seem to be throwing this idea around about Lieberman, like Reid can just decide to do this tomorrow, but isn't it more complicated?

I seem to remember that once assigned to a committee you hold that position throughout the term of the Congress or unless you are removed by a majority vote of the committee.

I really don't think its as easy as Harry Reid waving a magic wand and saying Lieberman is no longer on any committees.

Maybe someone could clarify.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:11 AM
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1. If Liebermann is allowed to keep these posts
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:12 AM by Erika
It will be a travesty.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 AM
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3. That's not my question
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:17 AM by tritsofme
Everyone seems to just assume Reid can strip him of all his posts at a whim.

I haven't seen anything to suggest he can, he sits on committees in his capacity as a senator, not a partisan after he is appointed.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:13 AM
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2. I think they can do anything they want to do.
And they had better do this one thing. Of course, given what we've seen of Joe lately, he won't go easily.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:19 AM
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4. Joe just needs to go
Easy or not.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:23 PM
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5. kick
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Dob Bole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:44 PM
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6. It isn't that easy, but if Liberman were to return as an Independent
then he should no longer have his Democratic committee assignments.
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