Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman will join former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., as the co-chair of a new project at the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute.
"The American Internationalism Project, under the leadership of Sen. Lieberman and Sen. Jon Kyl, is critical to opening a discussion about the challenges facing America in the coming decades -- and strategizing about how to meet them," said AEI president Arthur C. Brooks in a statement, the Hill reports.
In a statement, Lieberman said that there's an "urgent need to rebuild bipartisan — indeed non-political — consensus for American diplomatic, economic, and military leadership in the world." He added: "That's why I am grateful to AEI for initiating and sponsoring this project and why I look forward to leading it with my friend Jon Kyl."
Lieberman, who was the Democrats' nominee for vice-president in 2000, became an independent in 2006 after losing his primary to Ned Lamont. He went on to win the general election, but decided against running again in 2012.