Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) announced yesterday that he has invited former congressman and conservative activist Jack Kemp to campaign with him in Connecticut. “He called me after the primary, he’s a good friend, and I’m grateful,” Lieberman said.
Kemp is off to a rousing start. Yesterday on Fox, Kemp smeared Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), John Kerry (D-MA) and others who are backing Lamont as “hypocritical, sad and pathetic.” He also falsely attacked Lieberman’s opponent Ned Lamont, baselessly claiming that Lamont wants to pull out of Iraq “tomorrow.” (Get the facts on Lamont’s position HERE.) Watch it:
It is pathetic for the Democratic leadership, including Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, who should know better, to really drop this type of political poison on their former Vice Presidential candidate that they proudly campaigned for in 2000, particularly so, Neil, after they voted for war, they voted for the appropriations to try to provide some democratic freedoms in Afghanistan and Iraq. And now for them to come out for Ned Lamont, who wants to pull out tomorrow, which would leave a gaping hole in our Mideast policy. It would redound to the benefit of Iran. Iran has pledged to wipe out Israel off the face of the map. I just think it is hypocritical, sad and pathetic.