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Senate Demagogs reject Lieberman for FBI director
Burgess Everett, Seung Min Kim, Politico, May 18 2017

Pres Trump may be dramatically miscalculating how much support Joe Lieberman would have among his former Democratic colleagues if nominated to become FBI director. Some Senate Demagogs hold a grudge against Lieberman for his rightward turn and opposition to some of Obama’s agenda late in his Senate career. Others say even though they respect Lieberman, the job of FBI director should not go to a former politician. And all Demagog senators interviewed for this story said the former Connecticut senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post. The 2000 Demagog vice presidential candidate, who later caucused with the party as an independent in the Senate after losing his 2006 Senate primary, has emerged as a front-runner to replace fired James Comey. But Lieberman’s nomination likely would produce the most partisan vote for an FBI chief in Senate history. Typically, nominees for the job have been approved unanimously or with token opposition. Claire McCaskill said:

I don’t think there’s going to be much excitement about that from our side of the aisle. Not because we don’t respect Joe Lieberman. But we need a law enforcement professional, not someone who’s run for office before. We don’t need anyone who’s put on a red shirt or blue shirt, or who’s campaigned for president.

Lieberman ran for president in 2004. Republicans are lining up behind Lieberman, who left the Senate in 2013 after four terms. Susan Collins called him a “person of unquestioned integrity and that’s what we need.” Added Lindsey Graham, who has spoken to Lieberman about the job, said:

If the president picked Joe Lieberman he’d be doing the country a good service and, I think, the FBI a good service.

But the Thugs seem to be overstating Lieberman’s Demagog support. John Cornyn predicted Lieberman would get 100 votes, a near-impossibility, because Lieberman’s relationship with the Demagogs is damaged. After he left office, he urged senators in his own party to reject Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, thereby infuriating the Demagogs. And his relationship with Walnuts McCain and Lindsey Graham, which led to the three being known as the “three amigos,” tilted the Senate in a more hawkish direction during the first four years of Obama’s presidency. In 2008, Lieberman endorsed McCain over Obama for president. Chris Murphy, who holds Lieberman’s old seat, said:

He has a history of angering Demagogs and Thugs alike, which is probably a good experience for being FBI director. But my concern is about someone with a political background. This is a moment for someone with a law enforcement background. It’s really important to restore people’s faith in the FBI.

Perhaps most surprising, Lieberman lacks support across the Demagog ideological spectrum. Moderates like McCaskill and Joe Manchin, who are up for reelection in 2018 and could face difficult votes if Lieberman is indeed the nominee, are not lobbying for him. Manchin said:

Any other time, man, Joe is an excellent, excellent, choice!

Still, many liberals flat out don’t like Lieberman. In an interview, Sherrod Brown fumed about Lieberman’s efforts to undercut more generous Medicare benefits in Obamacare and his relative closeness to Trump. After a monologue on Lieberman’s faults, Brown ended by telling a reporter:

That’s all on the record! Joe Lieberman has no real law enforcement credentials! Look where he works now, a Trump law firm! That tells me a lot!

Lieberman also opposed a Demagog proposal to extend Medicare to people 55 and older, infuriating liberals. Brown said sarcastically:

He’s the reason we lost Medicare at 55 … Couldn’t have had anything to do with the insurance industry lobbying in Hartford. I’m sure Lieberman couldn’t succumb to that.

Trump said on Thursday that he’s “very close” on selecting a nominee. Republicans have the votes to confirm him if they stay united. But Lieberman is unlikely to garner a large bipartisan majority, which could fuel accusations that Republicans are politicizing the FBI. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said:

We ought to stay away from political figures. All the voting history, all the party history, whatever it is, I would stay away from it. Stick with the professionals.

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