Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) (left) and DNC Chairman Howard Dean.
A spokesman for Joe Lieberman says the senator intends to serve in the next Congress as a full-blown Democrat, not an independent who merely caucuses with Democrats.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, who won reelection as an independent, will serve in the next Congress as a Democrat, not an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, his spokesman said Thursday.
With the Democratic takeover of the Senate, Lieberman is in line to become chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The three-term Connecticut lawmaker defied party leaders when he launched his independent bid after losing to Democrat Ned Lamont in the August primary. During the campaign, he vowed to be an “independent-minded Democrat” if reelected.