April 28th, 2009
02:12 PM ET
9 years ago

Lieberman welcomes Specter to caucus

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Joe Lieberman applauded Arlen Specter's move to the Democratic caucus, saying he was pleased to be joined by "yet another independent minded Democrat."

"I enthusiastically welcome my good friend Arlen Specter into the Democratic caucus. It will be very good to have the company of yet another independent minded Democrat in the caucus!" he said in a statement.

"I have always admired Arlen as a man of deep principle who has been a bridge builder to get things done in the Senate. Arlen understands that we get things accomplished when we listen to the vital center of American politics. I know that Arlen will continue to make a major contribution to the Senate and the nation as an effective independent leader and problem solver."

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soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. Jake

    Allen Specter's move is call political prostitution

    April 28, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. Db

    Well, well, if you can't beat them, join them.

    However, I do not have much respect at all for turncoats, him or lieberman, lieberman would tell you the sky is pink and his cat was really a dog if he thought it would get him somewhere.

    He is a shameless politician who will stoop to any lows at all to try and stay relevent. Your time has come old joe, get out before the people throw you out on your keester.

    April 28, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. Dont blame Obama for where Bush took us

    Shut up Joe, you traitor.

    April 28, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. Mike O'Brien

    I wouldn't 'trust' Senator Joe Lieberman if you paid me. His advice on many issues has been a disaster.., just ask Senator John McCain and the Republican Party. He is somewhat of a 'traitor' in politics.., watch yourself Arlen. Mike in Montana

    April 28, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. Deborah, Bronx

    Shut Up Lieberman!! Nobody Cares to hear whatever CRAP yu have to say!! Go right back in ur hole!!

    April 28, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  6. JJP

    Steele you sound like a thug with that "baby we are coming after you." You may not agree with Senator Specter's decision but do respect him and wish him well. Guess what, you are going to loss many more seats in both houses.

    April 28, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. Melissa

    Good for him.

    April 28, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Jason

    What is Lieberman talking about? He's a Democrat who sides with Republicans on every issue, not vice versa. Maybe he forgot who he is?

    April 28, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. Cruzan Obama Mama

    That Judas need to sit down somewhere. Specter is a much better than Liberman the spineless coward.

    As a resident of PA, Spector it is great to have you on the good side. WELCOME!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. Raymond

    Lieberman is just happy because he no longer is the latest turn-coat. It's time for Arlene to wear the backstabber mantel for a while (until he loses the upcoming bid for reelection).

    April 28, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. HouseDiva

    LIEberman should know all about being a turncoat, but i welcome specter to the good side.

    April 28, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. Robert in Georgia

    Liberman is just happy to have company as a Senate outcast

    April 28, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  13. peter from ORlando

    Libermab is a fool but atleast he is siding with the right side for the moment before jumping into repubs vanwagon in 2012 but I think he learned his lesson from last election though.

    April 28, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. peter from ORlando

    Liberman please shut your mouth for now and enjoy the forgiveness you got from Dems ok.

    April 28, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  15. Chris

    Lieberman is a weasel of the highest order. I can't believe someone as awesome as Gore put him on the ticket.

    April 28, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. Patrick

    Lieberman is a true patriot. We need more senators to become independents completely free of the slavery of both parties.

    April 28, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. windu

    Now that Specter is a Democrat, can we pleeaase boot two-faced, backstabbing Lieberman out of the caucus? Pleeeeeeeease!!!!

    April 28, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. Lee from Maine

    Although I was not pleased with Lieberman's support of McCain, he speaks his mind, votes his conscience, and is most welcome in the Dem Caucus. Now: Olympia, Susan, come on down!

    April 28, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  19. RNC = DNC = politics as usual

    Interesting that Obama junior commenters love a moderate Repub that thinks for himself and hates a moderate Dem who does the same thing.

    Question the RNC – DNC Authority.

    April 28, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. Meg

    Lieberman still votes with the democratics.

    April 28, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  21. Arnie

    Lieberman should shut up. He belongs with Steele.

    April 28, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  22. Ajay Jain, Garland, TX, USA

    Sen. Joe Lieberman, Sen Specter is NOT your kind of OPPORTUNISTIC Independent. I hope Sen. Joe Lieberman you can keep your seat in the coming elections.

    April 28, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  23. Why

    Why is Lieberman still a Democrat after supporting McCain at the RNC Convention last year? Too much drama in politics.

    April 28, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. Cerena

    Was that the arrangement....the Dems get Specter and the Rushpublics get Lieberwrong...SWEET! How can you be welcoming someone somewhere that you yourself isn't welcomed!

    April 28, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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    April 28, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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