Yesterday, Max Blumenthal reported that Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is scheduled to be a headlining speaker at controversial pastor John Hagee’s upcoming Christians United For Israel Washington-Israel Summit on July 22. Though Lieberman’s close political ally, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), finally rejected Hagee’s endorsement last week, Lieberman confirmed to the AP today that he will still appear at the Hagee event this summer:
Sen. Joe Lieberman says he’ll speak at a July conference hosted by Rev. John Hagee, whose endorsement was recently rejected by Republican John McCain because of Hagee’s controversial remarks about religion.
Lieberman, one of presumed GOP presidential nominee McCain’s strongest supporters, said Wednesday while Hagee’s comments were unacceptable and hurtful, he will judge him on his life work fighting anti-Semitism and building bridges between Christians and Jews.