Vice President Joe Biden says Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is wrong to opposed a health care compromise in the Senate that would allow Americans as young as 55 to buy into the Medicare program.
Biden says, however, that such posturing for leverage on major legislation as it moves toward a vote is not unusual. Lieberman is an independent whose support is seen as crucial for the Democrats.
The vice president also said a failure to approve a health care overhaul by the end of this congressional session would "kick back for a generation" attempts to reform the system.
Biden spoke Tuesday MSNBC's "Morning Joe."