More Protesters Arrested at Lieberman’s Office

By Nitya

Nov 10, 2009 11:27am

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf reports: Another tiny group of pro-reform health care protesters was arrested this morning at Sen. Joe Lieberman’s office – except 5 protesters were arrested instead of 9. Several of last week’s protesters remain in DC jail, according to organizers. Kai Newkirk, founder of Mobilization for Health Care for All and John Mohrbacher, a Connecticut resident, are refusing to cooperate with police by withholding their names. And Newkirk, according to the people at Mobilization for Health Care for All, is refusing food until Lieberman agrees to meet with him. It could be a long wait. Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent, said on Sunday that he would oppose Democrats’ health reform bill in the Senate as a matter of conscience if it includes a government-run insurance option to operate alongside private insurers. Many insurance companies have headquarters in Lieberman’s home state of Connecticut, but Lieberman says he opposes the public option because he does not think the answer to health reform is a new government entity.

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