November 7th, 2008
08:10 PM ET
12 years ago

Reid: Lieberman did something 'improper'

Reid is torn over Lieberman.

Reid is torn over Lieberman.

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made clear Friday he's not happy with Joe Lieberman over the onetime Democrat's avid support of John McCain's White House bid, but told CNN the Connecticut independent has a strong record of voting with the Democrats.

Watch: Reid torn over Lieberman

"Joe Lieberman has done something that I think was improper, wrong, and I'd like if we weren't on television, I'd use a stronger word of describing what he did," Reid told CNN's John King. "But Joe Lieberman votes with me a lot more than a lot of my senators. He didn't support us on military stuff and he didn't support us on Iraq stuff. You look at his record, it's pretty good."

Sources tell CNN Reid wants to strip Lieberman of his Homeland Security Committee chairmanship and offer him the chairmanship of a less high-profile committee. Lieberman reportedly called the proposal "not acceptable."

The full interview with Reid airs on CNN's Late Edition, Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

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  1. doc

    Lieberman is a self-centered, dishonest, traitor, who should be stripped of any commitee. He is in the lowest minority in the Senate.

    November 8, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  2. That_One

    This is not just about supporting McCain. There is a prelude to this problem. The matter is a personal one.
    Lieberman was in trouble for reelection and the person that he ask to save him and campaign for him was Obama. He owe him his reelection. Then he was the best person of the world.
    Now, the other matter is his word. He promised that in supporting McCain he will not attack Obama. But not only he attacked him, but participated in the hate feast of the Republican Convention. He implied anti-american sentiments in Obama and participated in every attack including calling him a socialist. He ended even defending Sarah Pailin.
    The word hypocrite sound right, and to some treason sounds about correct.

    November 8, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
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