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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
From a diary at MLN, the full text of the unanimously passed Norwalk DTC resolution censuring Sen. Lieberman for abandoning the Democratic Party:
July 17, 2006
Whereas Senator Joseph Lieberman sought and won the endorsement of the Connecticut Democratic Party for reelection to the office of United States Senator at its Convention in May, and
Whereas Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont are engaged in a primary contest to be the Connecticut Democratic Party’s nominee for United States Senator, and
Whereas Ned Lamont has repeatedly stated that he would accept the decision of Democratic voters in the primary election, so that if Joe Lieberman were to prevail in the primary he would immediately endorse Senator Lieberman’s candidacy, and
Whereas Senator Lieberman has refused to abide by the decision of the Democratic voters in the upcoming primary and he has instead taken the necessary steps to run as an independent candidate, and
Whereas this action would constitute a repudiation of the will expressed by Connecticut’s Democratic voters in a primary election, and
Whereas Joe Lieberman nevertheless continues to ask for unqualified support of his candidacy from Democratic Party institutions, including the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Norwalk Democratic Town and City Committee hereby expresses its abhorrence of the intended action by Joe Lieberman to run against the Democratic nominee for United States Senator, if that nominee is not Joe Lieberman, and
FURTHERMORE, THAT it urges each enrolled member of the Democratic Party in Norwalk to contact Joe Lieberman and demand that he either withdraw from the Democratic primary contest forthwith or accept in advance and without qualification the democratically expressed wishes of the Democratic Party which has supported his long and successful political career.