For Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), former Senate colleague Joe Lieberman is an unacceptable choice for next Director of the FBI. This, the self-identified democratic socialist said, was in part because Lieberman’s views were too “extreme.”
Lieberman’s name emerged on Thursday as the frontrunner to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. Since then, numerous Democrats, in and out of the Senate, have voiced their opposition to Lieberman. Critics have expressed concern about Lieberman’s lack of federal law enforcement experience, past partisan activity, and possible connections to President Trump through the law firm at which Lieberman now works.
Now, Sanders has joined the chorus. Tweeting on Friday afternoon, Sanders said that Lieberman failed to meet his bar because he would be “perceived as a political appointee.”
He further explained that, “Lieberman’s political history and extreme views on a number of issues, would make him a divisive nominee.” “That,” Sanders concluded, “is not what we need now.
Joe Lieberman’s political history and extreme views on a number of issues, would make him a divisive nominee. That is not what we need now.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 19, 2017
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Source:: Washington Free Beacon