It's Official: Lieberman Won
November 18, 2008
Reid, backed in solidarity by members of the Democratic Senate Caucus including Boxer, Schumer, Patty Murray and others just held a press conference:
We had a historic caucus in the old senate chamber. We had a very nice discussion. And it's very clear that the vast majority of the Democratic caucus wants to keep Sen Lieberman as chairman of this committee, member of the Armed Services committee and that was done, it's all over with.
Joe Lieberman is a Democrat, he's part of this caucus.
We accepted the statement made by one of the more senior member of the senate that this is not a time for retribution, it's a time for moving forward on the problems of this country.The great depression may be in the history annals a worse time economically in the history of our country but we don't know yet. We have all kinds of problems we need to move forward on. We need to be unified. We need to be unified as Democrats, we need to be unified as a Senate, and that's what this meeting which we just completed is all about, moving forward and handling the problems of this country to the best of our ability. And that's what we're going to do.
Harry wouldn't let Lieberman step forward and talk.