Joe Lieberman retires from Senate

He has spent the last 24 years in the Senate.

He has spent the last 24 years in the Senate. (1/3/13)

WASHINGTON D.C. - As the new Congress was sworn in today, Connecticut's senior senator Joe Lieberman officially retired.

Lieberman served 24 years in the Senate, many as a Democrat before becoming an Independent in 2006.

He served several years as the chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee.

He is best known for running for vice president along side John Kerry in 2004.
 

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