Lieberman Keeps Chairmanship

Will lose some meaningless subcommittee job instead
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2008 11:31 AM CST
John McCain and Joe Lieberman point to supporters during a campaign rally in Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Senate Democrats voted 42-13 today to let Joe Lieberman keep his perch atop the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, hoping to prevent the Connecticut Independent from becoming a full-fledged Republican, the Hill reports, The former Dem, who actively supported John McCain's presidential bid, will instead lose his chairmanship of the smaller global warming subcommittee of the Environment and Public Works Commission, a comparative slap on the wrist.