"I was particularly troubled... I thought it was disrespectful to him, a really good , solid democrat up there to make the case for Hillary Clinton but the second thing was... it does say to the country that there is a very significant faction in the democrat party that is unrealistic about defending ourselves at a time in world history when you've got radical Islamic terrorists who simply want to kill us and end our civilization as we know it if they possibly can. You know, no more war, stop the war is exactly what that enemy wants to hear."
---Joe Lieberman on Leon Panetta being booed during his speech at the DNC last night.
Former Vice Presidential candidate and Connecticut Senator, Joe Lieberman, called into Kilmeade & Friends to discuss what it is like to be picked as a vice presidential candidate, the democrat party moving to the far left and not talking the war on terror seriously. Plus, Senator Lieberman weighs in on the controversial comments Donald Trump made when he asked Russia to help find Hilary Clinton's missing e-mails.
Lieberman on what it is to be a Vice Presidential candidate
"It's an amazing experience because when they ask you if you want to be vetted you say yes, it would be an honor for vice-president but you don't think it's going to happen, honestly in my case and I guess in Tim Kaine's case. I could tell you in my case at the early stages in my life I dreamed of being a senator but boy, vice president, running for it was beyond my dreams. When it happens, I call it a magic carpet and you are in a world that is beyond what you and you have an opportunity that is greater than what you imagined to be of service to your country and suddenly as what's happened in the last week to Tim Kaine, the country is looking at you. They told me and it was true, you got 3 big moments as a vice presidential nominee, the day you are announced because that's when the public gets to see you for the first time. Your acceptance speech at the convention, which was of course last night for Tim Kaine. And then the debate with your republican or democratic rival. You work harder than you have ever in politics before but it's all worth it.
Lieberman on Leon Panetta being booed last night at the DNC
(LIEBERMAN) I was particularly troubled but it was not a shock when Leon Panetta, wonderful guy, great public servant, I gather only being booed because he happened to serve as director of the CIA.
(Kilmeade) Senator, he looked stunned
(LIEBERMAN) I agree, I watched it at that point. Look, we believe in free speech and all that but what's troubling is, first off I thought it was disrespectful to him, a really good , solid democrat up there to make the case for Hillary Clinton but the second thing was, people have the right to say what they said, it does say to the country that there is a very significant faction in the democrat party that is unrealistic about defending ourselves at a time in world history when you've got radical Islamic terrorists who simply want to kill us and end our civilization as we know it if they possibly can. You know, no more war, stop the war is exactly what that enemy wants to hear.
Lieberman on Trump calling for Russia to find Hillary's missing e-mails and the hacking of the DNC e-mails
(LIEBERMAN) I took it to be 2 things. One, kind of a flip comment, like a joke. The second thing, realy just a political move, to get the whole story of the Democratic Committee e-mails back to the Hillary Clinton e-mail server.
(Kilmeade) I talked to him yesterday, I do believe he was kidding.
(LIEBERMAN) Incidentally, the devil here is Julian Assange. The Russians may have been responsible, we are not sure, for the hacking but this is Assange trying to play games with our politics and the guy is a traitor.