Posted on | April 29, 2009 | 5 Comments
WOODRUFF: All right, different subject. Now we learn that independent senator Jim Jeffords is being sued by two citizens for switching out of the Republican Party?
KARL: That’s right. Two citizens of Pennsylvania, by the way, are suing the Vermont senator saying he was elected as a Republican, he should serve as a Republican.
But something interesting about this is that Jeffords will not be accumulating legal bills on this question, because in a very little noticed measure that was passed unanimously by the Senate last week, Tom Daschle put forth a resolution that said that in this case, the Senate counsel will represent Lieberman — I mean, represent Jeffords. Jeffords will have legal representation from the Senate on this.