The blogosphere was abuzz today with the news that Joe Lieberman (I-CT) was about to be stripped of his senate committee chairmanship. Sam Stein at the Huffington Post wrote:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will meet with Joe Lieberman on Thursday to discuss how the disaffected, controversial Connecticut Democrat-Independent fits into the future of the party.
A source with knowledge of the situation says that Reid will likely tell Lieberman that he is being stripped of his committee chairs -- a retributive move for the former vice presidential nominee's anti-Obama, anti-Democrat advocacy on behalf of John McCain.
Nothing determinate has so far been mentioned but speculation remains that Lieberman's days are numbered. Harry Reid issued this statement later:
"Today Senator Lieberman and I had the first of what I expect to be several conversations. No decisions have been made. While I understand that Senator Lieberman has voted with Democrats a majority of the time, his comments and actions have raised serious concerns among many in our caucus. I expect there to be additional discussions in the days to come, and Senator Lieberman and I will speak to our caucus in two weeks to discuss further steps."
A chastened Lieberman then made the statement in the video above in a press conference. A man living on borrowed time.