Lieberman May Consider Switching Parties

Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut describes himself as an Independent Democrat these days since losing the Democratic primary last year to the anti-war candidate Ned Lamont. Lieberman did beat Lamont in the general election but still caucuses with the Democrats despite being rejected by his party.

While Lieberman has no intention of leaving the Democratic Party right now, a cut in war funding by the majority party may change his mind. The senator has admitted that continued opposition to the Iraq War by his fellow Democrats may prompt him to switch his political affiliation to the Republican Party. Although Senator Lieberman differs with most Republicans on social issues, he has been a very strong supporter of the war effort in general and specifically, President Bush’s plan to send additional troops into Iraq.


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