Lieberman agreed to surrender his position on the Environment and Public Works Committee, leaving the panel and his subcommittee chairmanship there. But Lieberman will remain chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and head of the subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee that oversees air and land power issues.
“This was done in a spirit of reconciliation,” Lieberman told reporters after the meeting.
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said that “Joe Lieberman is a Democrat. He’s part of this caucus.”
Harry, Harry, Harry.
Joe Lieberman is a former Democrat who couldn’t abide that he lost his primary, went on to create his own party, relied on Republicans to help him retain his Senate seat, who trashed the Democratic Party during the election, actively endorsed and campaigned for the Republican candidate and spoke at the Republican National Convention.
If that’s a Democrat, the word is meaningless.