Lieberman: Not quite comfortable backing a candidate yet

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) weighs in on the Iran nuclear deal and the 2016 presidential race.

Joe Lieberman: This Presidential Campaign is a War

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Former Independent Party Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman says he still hasn’t made up his mind on which candidate he plans to back for president.

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Instead, Lieberman explained what he is doing in the meantime, during an interview on the FOX Business Network.

“I’ve been spending a lot of time with a group called ‘No Labels,’” he said. “Jon Huntsman and I, former Republican governor of Utah, [are] really trying to do something that may seem naive or idealistic, but to sort of build the groundwork of people in both, parties who after the war is over—the war this is this campaign—, will be prepared to try to build a peace that will enable our government to get something done for the American people.”

Lieberman, who was the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, added:

“I may get involved as time goes on. I’m one of those people, and there’re a lot of us I think, who can’t feel quite comfortable either way yet.”

He also described why he believes politics, namely this election in particular, have started to divide Americans.

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“It used to be that members of both parties or different parties would disagree and then they’d go out and have dinner or have a drink together,” Lieberman said. “They separated. They still respected each other, we’re all Americans, et cetera. It’s getting to be like Family Feud, but more than a family feud; it’s getting to be like civil war. And that eats away at our society. We need to wake up before it’s too late. Before a catastrophe, including a terrorist attack, forces us to come together.”

Commenting on the U.S. paying $400 million to Iran, he said:

“I disagree with what the Administration did. Of course I feel the whole Iran nuclear agreement was a bad deal for America. We went in to the negotiations with an upper hand and we let the Iranians feel that we wanted a deal more than they did. This is like salt in the wound in a way. That in the end, for all we gave them as part of that nuclear agreement that they insisted that we pay them cash for hostages of ours that they were holding… that was just really outrageous, immoral.”

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