Lieberman may have day of reckoning with Democrats
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman met Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss Lieberman's future with the Democratic caucus.
Sen. Joe Lieberman's decision to campaign for Sen. John McCain angered Democrats.
After the meeting, the Connecticut senator did not discuss what he and Reid talked about, but said, "The election is over, and I completely agree with President-elect [Barack] Obama that we must now unite to get our economy going again and to keep the American people safe.
"That is exactly what I intend to do with my colleagues here in the Senate in support of our new president," he said. "And those are the standards I will use in considering the options that I have before me."
Reid said in a statement that no decisions had been made during their meeting.
"While I understand that Sen. Lieberman has voted with Democrats a majority of the time, his comments and actions have raised serious concerns among many in our caucus," said Reid, D-Nevada.
"I expect there to be additional discussions in the days to come, and Sen. Lieberman and I will speak to our caucus in two weeks to discuss further steps," he said.
Lieberman, the Democrat turned independent who backed Republican Sen. John McCain for president, angered many Democrats -- including Reid -- when he attacked Obama during the presidential campaign. Watch Lieberman call for Americans to unite »
Reid was especially irked by Lieberman's prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention this summer.
What should the Dems do with Lieberman?
Lieberman has been consistent on one thing and one thing only, His own agenda. He seems to sway with whoever he feels is going to have the win at the end of the day. I applaud any man or woman in government who can stand on their own and will not be swayed by their party, but in the case of Lieberman during this election he has lost my respect.
He didn't have to support Obama for President, I didn't take offense to him endorsing Mccain. The problem that I have with him and I think many Americans have with Lieberman is clear. He spoke at the RNC Convention and said some horrible things that was not only stepping outside of the party but downright insulting to Barack Obama.
I lost all respect for him after the RNC Convention and I think a large majority of his fellow democrats feel the same. The funny tale to all of this will likely come out over the next few weeks. Lieberman has lost the respect of not only many Democrats, but I was amazed to see the amount of Republicans who feel he can not be trusted. I wonder how many independent voters look at Liberman as a real indie guy or just a politician pushing his agenda to get to the top.