Rachel Maddow reported last night that “two major power brokers” from the left, presumably from outside the Senate, are insisting that Democratic Senate leadership require all Democrats to vote against a Republican filibuster of health care reform. Any Democrat who joins the GOP to block health care reform should lose their committee chairmanship or subcommittee chairmanships as punishment. In effect, it’s time for the Senate leadership to bust some heads and show recalcitrant conservative Democrats that they simply will not be allowed to join a Republican filibuster of health care reform.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has a petition up to Senator Reid calling on him to revoke the chairmanship of any senators who join the Republicans to filibuster health care reform. Sign it here.