Lieberman's fate? He's not telling


So is Sen. Joe Lieberman losing his Senate Government Oversight Committee chairmanship? If he knows, he’s not saying.

Lieberman, I-Conn., called a news conference this afternoon. Many reporters were hoping he’d reveal his future in the Senate. After Lieberman campaigned heavily for Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., many expected Lieberman to lose his chairmanship of the committee. Lieberman has caucused with Democrats as a senator.

Sen . (Harry) Reid (D-Nev.) and I have just concluded what I could call a very good conversation between two colleagues and friends. I want to spend some time in the next few days thinking about what Sen. Reid and I discussed and what my options are at this point, and he promised me he would do the same, and and we will continue these conversation.”


Lieberman’s press conference lasted 2 minutes and 11 seconds, during which he never once said the words “committee,” “quit” “asked to step aside” or anything related to his chairmanship. He also didn’t provide any further answers to reporters who chased after him after the end of his statement.

A staffer for the congressman said he didn’t know what the timeline would be for an announcement about the chairmanship.


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