Jewish Dem Ire Boils Over On Lieberman

07/17/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jewish Democrats are anxious that Sen. Joe Lieberman's support for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) will hurt their own nominee's chances with voters of their faith.

Their increasing frustration came to a head Wednesday when liberal activists and bloggers dropped off a petition calling for Democratic leaders to remove Lieberman, an Independent from Connecticut who caucuses with the Democrats, as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the next Congress. The petition contained 43,000 signatures.

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