Reid Places Lieberman On Permanent Probation
Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would let Senator Joe Lieberman keep his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee but that Lieberman would now be on permanent probation that would subject him to being removed from the prestigious committee chair at a moment's notice.
In a brief press conference Reid said, "The problem with Senator Lieberman is that he is disloyal, dishonest and completely untrustworthy. That said, we may need him from time to time to override a filibuster and quite frankly, that's is about all he is good for. So, I am going to let him keep his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the moment, but if he goes against us and supports a Republican filibuster or if he uses his committee to harass President Obama, he will immediately be stripped of his chairmanship."
Senator Lieberman was said to be pleased with this decision by Reid but that he was still weighing his options and waiting for the Republican counter-offer.