Looks like the Democrats are going to strip Lieberman of his committee chairmanship.
Lieberman, a former Democrat who supports Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president, is likely to lose his gavel on the Homeland Security Committee he has chaired since January 2007, say the sources who see him being replaced by Sen. Daniel Akaka (Hawaii), the committee’s third-ranking Democrat.
One Democratic source said Lieberman is not likely to lose his position in the Democratic caucus, even if the party picks up several seats in next week’s election. While Democrats could approach or exceed the filibuster-proof threshold of 60 votes, they may still need Lieberman’s vote often.
My prediction is that he’ll leave the caucus, if he stays in the Senate. Good riddance, in any event. As I said a couple of days ago, the Democrats should make clear to him that, if he wants to recover any power in the Senate, he is going to have to complete a period of probation.