Sen. Joe: Feels "Badly for Chris"

By Brad Drazen
|  Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009  |  Updated 7:37 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Blame Them For Your Empty Wallet

Getty Images

Despite a rocky past, Senator Joe Lieberman will back Dodd.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Connecticut’s junior senator, Joe Lieberman -- who knows a thing or two about being a political punching bag -- came to the defense Monday of senior senator Chris Dodd, who's become a symbol of a the AIG bonus mess.

“I felt badly for Chris,” Lieberman told the Day of New London during a stop at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. “He was way out front in the Senate in trying to prohibit bonuses and high pay for any executives at companies getting money from the taxpayers.”

Lieberman, an Independent, went on to say Dodd was unfairly made the scapegoat last week as anger bloomed over the bonuses paid to AIG executives.

Lieberman spent a good dal of time in the Dems' dog house last year. After the Democratic party’s once-nominee for vice president stepped away from the party during the presidential race to back Sen. John McCain, there was some question on whether he’d be caucusing with the Democrats.  


 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Get Fit With NBC Connecticut!
The Health & Wellness Festival is back in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out