Anti-war group endorses Lautenberg; slams Andrews

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat, has won the endorsement of the Council for a Livable World, an anti-war group.

In a statement announcing the endorsement, John H. Johns, a member of the Council’s board of directors, slammed Lautenberg primary opponent Rob Andrews on the issue of the war in Iraq.

“From the early days of the Iraq War, Senator Lautenberg stood strong as a vocal critic of the President’s actions,” said Johns. “Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Congressman Andrews, who not only helped President Bush pass the Iraq War Resolution, but joined with Republicans to block efforts to hold the Administration accountable and bring our troops home.”

Lautenberg, who won his seat in 2002, has been vocal in his opposition to the war, though he initially supported it during his campaign. Andrews, at first a strong supporter of the war, has since said he supports a quick withdrawal.

Anti-war group endorses Lautenberg; slams Andrews