Dems mull ousting Byrd as chairman
By: John Bresnahan at Politico.com
Dec 18, 2007 05:58 AM EST
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.)
Senate Dems are quietly exploring ways to replace venerable Robert Byrd as chairman of Appropriations Committee.
A group of Senate Democrats has begun quietly exploring ways to replace the venerable Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, believing he’s no longer physically up to the job, according to Democratic senators and leadership aides familiar with the discussions.