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As U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman escapes retribution from his D.C. colleagues, Democrats back home are proceeding with plans to punish him for abandoning his party.

State Democrats said they will still move forward with a resolution to censure the senator and ask him to resign from the party, despite today’s news from Washington.

At the Capitol Tuesday morning, U.S. Senate Democrats voted not to strip Connecticut’s junior senator of his Homeland Security chairmanship. He was removed from the Environment and Public Works Committee, a relatively meaningless punishment.

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