Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., was virtually shunned by other
Democrats when he returned to the Senate Monday, fueling increased
speculation that his days as chairman of the Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee, and perhaps as a member of the
Democratic Caucus, are numbered.
Lieberman’s speech at the Republican National Convention last week,
delivered to a national television audience in support of Republican
presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona, appears to have been
the last straw for many Senate Democrats, as members and staff who
previously avoided publicly criticizing the senator on Monday showed a
new willingness to condemn his conduct.
The article outlines why no decision on Joe’s future with the Democrats will likely be made until after the election.