Sen. Cornyn Would ‘Welcome’ Lieberman Into GOP Caucus
November 2, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—The GOP leadership is in the market for a few good Benedict Arnolds, to switch sides after the election to give Republicans the majority in the Senate. It’s highly unlikely Republicans will gain the needed 10 seats to capture the majority of the Senate. But they could conceivably gain eight or nine seats. If that’s the case, then Republican leaders will begin courting borderline Democrats, including Sens. Ben Nelson (NE), Mark Pryor (AR) and even Joe Manchin (WV) if he wins tonight. But the name at the top of the Party switch list is Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said today he would welcome Lieberman into the GOP fold, hailing him as a “patriot.”
“Cornyn, the head of Senate Republicans’ campaign efforts, floated the possibility that the GOP might target Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.), an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, or another Democratic senator if Republicans come close to winning a majority but fall short.”
“I think he votes like a Republican on those areas, and we would certainly welcome him or any other Democrat who wants to switch sides of the aisle and caucus with us,” Cornyn said of Lieberman during an Election Day appearance on Fox News.”‘
Say it ain’t so Joe. Would you be surprised?