10/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dems May Punish Lieberman For RNC Speech

Sen. Joe Lieberman's speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention may have been the last straw for his fellow Senate Democrats.

The longtime Democrat-turned-Independent senator, who still caucuses with Democrats and chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, may soon see one or both of those privileges revoked, said a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Lieberman gave a primetime speech Tuesday that repeatedly criticized Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.). Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate, is a top supporter of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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