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Durbin Concedes Lieberman’s LeverageDurbin Concedes Lieberman’s Leverage | The Washington Independent

Jul 31, 2020
Another notable passage from Sen. Richard Durbin’s (D-Ill.) interview on MSNBC this morningfinds the majority whip conceding that the Democrats have few alternatives but to bow to the sensitivities of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who this week single-handedly blew upa Democratic proposalto expand Medicare.
I can count, and in the Senate, you need 60, and if you don’t have 60, you’re empty- handed. In this case, we need to find a way to get to 60 votes, and that means accommodating and making concessions on a lot of issues we’d rather not make concessions on.
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