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September 21, 2010

Senate Republicans Move Tomorrow To Strip Leena Mulhaley of Her Energy Committee Ranking-Republican Post

I just have the tweet, so I doubt this means she's kicked off the committee -- she just loses all rank.

"Lightning" (aka Slublog).

Update: It does appear to be her rank, not her seat. But DrewM. believes that membership (the seat itself) is voted on by the whole Senate as part of the opening organizational votes, so the party can't take that away on its own initiative. The rank, though, they can.

They also have to do this on the much more important Appropriations Committee, which is her little Pork Fort.


I'll write my bud in the Senate to see about this.

Update: JackM. says she can be removed, by a vote. The Democrats would get to vote too-- they would vote to keep her, I guess, to make nice-nice in case she wins, hoping she would caucus with them (she would).



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