Towns in Jeopardy

It kind of takes a lot to get a member of the House minority in trouble with his peers, but Brooklyn’s Ed Towns seems to have pulled it off.

Roll Call reports that “Following two defections on key party votes by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) met privately with Towns last week and threatened to pull his coveted Energy and Commerce Committee seat if he doesn’t start proving devotion to the party.

“Sources said Pelosi, who has been increasingly tough on Democratic Caucus members who fail to show party unity, is furious that Towns missed a key Nov. 18 vote on the budget reconciliation measure and voted against the majority of Democrats in supporting the Central American Free Trade Agreement earlier this year.”

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