Schumer and Durbin Want Lieberman Out as Homeland Security Chairman

The top two lieutenants to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) want Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) ousted as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, according to Newsweek's Howard Fineman.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSaudis hire lobbyists amid 9/11 fight Consumer bureau remains partisan target after Wells Fargo settlement Overnight Healthcare: Planned Parenthood deal in sight in Senate | A new 'public option' push MORE (D-N.Y.) both want Lieberman out, Fineman said Monday on MSNBC's "Countdown." Durbin and Schumer are both Assistant Senate Majority Leaders. Two other veteran Democrats, Sens. Chris Dodd (Conn.) and Evan Bayh (Ind.), want Lieberman to be able to retain his seat, Fineman said.

Firedoglake has posted the video, which can also be seen below.