Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell found herself stumped on Wednesday night when she was asked to name a Democratic senator she would feel comfortable working with if elected to the chamber in November.
The latest verbal gaffe from the tea party-backed contender came when she squared off in a debate against Democratic opponent Chris Coons. Via ThinkProgress, a transcript of the exchange between O’Donnell and the forum’s moderator:
MODERATOR: Give me a name, Christine, of someone in the U.S. Senate, across the aisle that you’re comfortable working with.O’DONNELL: [Pause] Well, she’s not a senator any more, but I would definitely have to say Hillary Clinton. […]
COONS: One of the real risks as we go forward, is that if we elect someone who literally cannot name a single currently serving senator in my party with whom she would work –
O’DONNELL: Senator Lieberman!
COONS: Someone who has no experience crossing the biparistan divide.
Lieberman was once a Democratic senator. But since 2006, when he was ousted in the Dem primary by the more liberal Ned Lamont, he has been an independent — technically, he won reelection on the “Connecticut For Lieberman” party ticket — who caucuses with the Democrats.
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