January 6th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman responds to Dodd's retirement

(CNN) - Sen. Joe Lieberman, Chris Dodd's fellow Connecticut senator, issued a statement hailing Dodd's retirement as the end of a "remarkable era of service in the Senate."

Full statement:

“Chris Dodd has been a genuinely great Senator for our state and country, and a close and valued friend and colleague for me. His retirement ends a remarkable era of service in the Senate by two generations of the Dodd family, beginning with his father Tom who was elected more than a half century ago in 1958.

“Chris Dodd has been an unusually skillful and productive legislator and leaves a great legacy of accomplishment that has improved the lives of millions of American families and children. I am sad for our state and country, and for myself frankly, that Chris is leaving the Senate but I am happy for his family that he will have more time to spend with them now. And I know that his service to America and our friendship will continue in different ways in the years ahead.

“Senator Chris Dodd will leave the Senate in January 2011 with the knowledge that he has made a difference that will last in the lives of his constituents and his country. For that, we are all grateful.”


Filed under: Chris Dodd • Connecticut • Joe Lieberman • Senate
soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    It's time for Sen. Joe Judas Lieberman to bounce as well.

    January 6, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. Proud to be a Republican

    Good Riddence!!!Pelosi and dingy Harry next!!!!

    January 6, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Good riddance to another crook! They should all retire – TERM LIMITS!

    January 6, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. obama the liar

    come on clueless Joe, everyone in the Senate including you, knew that Dodd was a crook, fraud and con artist. Now for the rest of them.

    January 6, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    i say

    hit the road jack.....

    and dont ya come back no more
    no more
    no more
    no more

    January 6, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. D.

    But did he serve the people or himself, his state or the president's biased agenda?

    January 6, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. Glen Beck is king of the morons

    Joe the little jewel should follow him.

    January 6, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. J. Rochester, NY

    It is long past the time for Joe to be gone!

    January 6, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. Hugo

    Great news, now let the thorough investigations of his legacy begin...
    How many more to go is that?

    January 6, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. gt

    sevice ? yea,,he got his cheap loans and deals for his buddies,,, hit the road,,, now you can move to iowa for real... if they will have you...

    January 6, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. Jacob

    the wrong CT senator is stepping down!

    January 6, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  12. Mike

    Give me a break. chris dodd is so crooked he could hide in the shadow of a cork scerw.

    January 6, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  13. Fitz in Texas

    Lets sweep them all under the rug. Nothing but a bunch of crooks. I've never seen so many snakes slither at the same time.

    January 6, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  14. jane seattle = hanoi jane

    Joe, don't forget to mention how dodd stabbed you during the democratic primary, by supporting ned "lement".

    January 6, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  15. Phillip Bias

    finally something good happens under obama
    the lier and theif is out to pasture

    January 6, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Marc Gendron

    Lieberman should retire instead...get out of politics Joe!

    January 6, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. NC GOP

    purely stategic decision from the DNC – and a wise one I might add. Several solid Democratic hopefuls in Conn – one of whom will likely retain the seat for the party.

    January 6, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. Debbie

    Lying Lieberman needs to go as well.

    January 6, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. Ken in Pisgah Forest

    It's too bad that it is not Lieberman who is retiring. I hope Sen. Dodd's health is well. He is getting on in years (I don't vote for anyone who will be over 66 when they complete their term because they should retire and make room for young blood at that age) and I know he will be in a tough race, but he would probably win, so I don't see that as a reason to leave,

    January 6, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  20. glenda

    Now is the time for Lieberman to consider the same move.
    Byah, Pelosi, and Harry sould consider it .

    January 6, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  21. SocialismBad

    Senator Chris Dodd will leave the Senate in January 2011 with the knowledge that he has made a difference that will last in the lives of his constituents and his country. For that, we are all grateful.”
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    OH PALLEEEZE JOE!!! Now you have people questioning YOUR SANITY with ridiculous statements like this!!!

    January 6, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  22. Enough

    What a load of crap.......easy to say nice things since Loser boy Dodd is leaving. Good riddance crook!

    January 6, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  23. ma

    I think we should sunset Congress as both parties are equally guilty of not getting anything done and we would save millions if not billions $$$$.

    January 6, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  24. Stevo

    Here's my advice to Joe Lieberman. Please follow Dodd's example. For the love of the country – RETIRE!

    January 6, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  25. ByeBye

    Dodd had more that a little responsibility for the meltdown of the financial system.

    Knowing that he had no chance of winning re-election, his senate seat, and his remaining time in power, is now fully up for sale.

    What a pathetic system.

    January 6, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
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