Senator Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat-turned-independent, is at it again — comforting Republicans and irritating Democrats.
This time Lieberman is doing it by saying, “I probably will support some Republican candidates” in next year’s congressional election – even though he’s still a member of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
“I’m going to call them as I see them,” he said in an interview with ABC News that the network posted on its web site on Friday.
Lieberman riled Democrats last year by campaigning for Republican presidential nominee John McCain. And he upset many of them again this week by saying he would help Republicans block their proposal to create a government-backed insurance program to compete with private insurers.
When it comes to elections, Lieberman said, he backs people on both sides of the political aisle who are more interested in getting things done rather than playing politics.