Does Anyone Care About Joe Lieberman?

Released On: December 17, 2007

Senator Lieberman's Irrelevant Endorsement of John McCain

Burlington, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest and most active rogressive political action organization, has called out Senator Joe Lieberman for his endorsement of John McCain's flailing presidential campaign and McCain's policy of sending more troops to Iraq.

In 2006, Senator Lieberman was reelected to the Senate as the sole candidate of Connecticut for Lieberman; a political party created out of whole cloth after Senator Lieberman was resoundingly defeated by Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary. At the time, Senator Lieberman promised to caucus with the Democratic majority in the Senate and work to elect a Democrat to the White House in 2008.

"With his endorsement of John McCain, Senator Lieberman has, once again, shown himself to be nothing more than an irrelevant Republican who is willing to say anything to get elected and curry favor with the Beltway establishment while he continues his quest to get appointed to a cabinet position," said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America.

John McCain's status as a "maverick independent" has taken serious hits with his continued support for President Bush's policies and the War in Iraq. Senator Lieberman's endorsement should do nothing to enhance his campaign or change Senator McCain's prospects in the presidential race.

"At this point, it is clear that Joe Lieberman is done with the taxpayers of Connecticut and we are done with him," said Democracy for America Chairman and Connecticut resident, Jim Dean. "Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to pull Senator Lieberman's committee assignments. His presence in the Democratic caucus is an insult to Connecticut voters and taxpayers, Democrats, progressives, and activists all over the country."

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