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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:37 PM
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GOP would welcome Lieberman
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Source: Politico

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), head of National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Monday that following the election the GOP would welcome Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) with open arms.

I think Joe's a terrific guy with a lot of integrity and does what he believes, Ensign said in an interview on MSNBC. It'll be interesting to see how the Democrats handle Joe Lieberman after what he's done in this presidential race. But as far as Republicans are concerned, we welcome him with open arms.

Ensign conceded that it is a fair possibility that Democrats will reach 60 Senate seats, meaning that a potential switch by Lieberman would derail the Democrats hopes of a filibuster proof majority.

There's a fair possibility that they get to the 60 votes, or at least, you know, maybe, 57, 58 votes. And a lot of times, we lose a few votes or sometimes they lose a few votes, so they can get 60 votes on a lot of issues without even getting the 60 votes, and override the filibuster, Ensign said.

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