Report: Reid, Lieberman to meet

The two will reportedly discuss the Connecticut senator's future, specifically whether he'll remain as a committee chairman.

By Alex Koppelman
Published November 7, 2008 12:53AM (UTC)
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With the election over, it's time for Joe Lieberman's moment of truth. Huffington Post's Sam Stein reports that Lieberman, who earned the ire of Senate Democrats for his very public support of John McCain and even the occasional Republican Senate candidate this year, will meet with Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday.

Reid, Stein says, may deliver the news that everyone's pretty much been expecting, that Lieberman will lose his committee and subcommittee chairmanships.


Update: Politico's John Bresnahan has a report on what happened at the meeting. According to Bresnahan, Reid may give Lieberman a subcommittee chairmanship to make up for taking away his committee chair, but no decisions have been made yet. There's also a statement out from Reid:

Today Sen. Lieberman and I had the first of what I expect to be several conversations. No decisions have been made. While I understand that Sen. Lieberman has voted with Democrats a majority of the time, his comments and actions have raised serious concerns among many in our Caucus. I expect there to be additional discussions in the days to come, and Sen. Lieberman and I will speak to our Caucus in two weeks to discuss further steps.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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