It’s looking more and more likely that Joe Lieberman will keep his chairmanship of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs when Senate Democrats decide his fate by secret ballot today. He may lose the chairmanship of an environmental subcommittee, but that’s about it.
It all comes down to questions of loyalty. Lieberman campaigned for the opposition’s presidential candidate, gave a speech at the RNC, and has been flirting with the GOP ever since his win as an independent in 2006. And yet, it’s his vote that helped the Democratic caucus keep their hold on the U.S. Senate, and he votes with Democrats on most major issues.
I’m thinking the majority of Senate Democrats will be in a mood to forgive and move on, if not necessarily forget Lieberman’s transgressions. This is going to make a lot of Democrats angry, naturally, both nationally and here in Connecticut, but they may be willing to risk it for the sake of harmony.
What do you think should happen?