Dems Let Lieberman Keep Chairmanship ... for Now

Connecticut Democrats submit censure resolution to state committee
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2008 2:59 PM CST

(Newser) – Joe Lieberman will hold onto his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security committee for now, but his future is still unclear following a meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Hill reports. “While I understand that Senator Lieberman has voted with Democrats a majority of the time, his comments and actions have raised serious concerns among many in our caucus,” Reid said.

Lieberman said he will spend the “next few days thinking” and address the caucus in two weeks. The Democrat turned independent came under fire for endorsing John McCain’s presidential run and speaking at the Republican National Convention—including plenty of shots at the Democratic candidate. Connecticut Dems have even submitted a censure resolution to the state’s party committee, demanding Lieberman resign from the party for his “extraordinary disloyalty,” the Hartford Courant reports. (Read more Joe Lieberman stories.)