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BREAKING: Notable Democrat And Former VP Candidate Dies At Age 82

Notable Democrat and former Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has tragically passed away at age 82.

Lieberman’s family announced that he passed away due to complications from a fall and is survived by his wife Hadassah Lieberman and several children.

Although he enjoyed a lengthy career in the U.S. Senate, Lieberman is most known for being Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 Presidential campaign.

At the time, Lieberman issued this statement as he accepted the Vice Presidential nomination:

“You know, there are some people who might actually call Al’s selection of me, an act of Chutzpah.

I cannot express with words the gratitude that I feel in my heart today as the first Jewish-American to be honored to be a major party candidate for the Vice-Presidency of this blessed United States of America.”

According to CNN:

In his final years, Lieberman was angering Democrats yet again.

He was the founding chairman of the No Labels Group that has been considering an independent presidential ticket that may Democrats fear could splinter President Joe Biden’s vote and help elect presumptive Republican nominee former President Donald Trump in November.

Former President Obama stated: “Joe Lieberman and I didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but he had an extraordinary career in public service, including four decades spent fighting for the people of Connecticut.

He also worked hard to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and helped us pass the Affordable Care Act. In both cases the politics were difficult, but he stuck to his principles because he knew it was the right thing to do.

Michelle and I extend our deepest condolences to Hadassah and the Lieberman family.”

Former Presidential candidate Al Gore also issued this statement about his former running mate:

“I am profoundly saddened by the loss of Joe Lieberman. First and foremost, he was a man of devout faith and dedication to his family.

My heart goes out to Hadassah, Hana, Matt, Rebecca, Ethan, his sisters, and all those grieving his loss.

Joe was a man of deep integrity who dedicated his life to serving his country. He was a truly gifted leader, whose affable personality and strong will made him a force to be reckoned with.

That’s why it came as no surprise to any of us who knew him when he’d start singing his favorite song: Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”.

And doing things Joe’s way meant always putting his country and the values of equality and fairness first.

His fierce dedication to these values was clear even as a young man.

When he was about to travel to the South to join the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, he wrote: “I am going because there is much work to be done. I am an American. And this is one nation, or it is nothing.”

Those are the words of a champion of civil rights and a true patriot, which is why I shared that quote when I announced Joe as my running mate.

It was an honor to stand side-by-side with him on the campaign trail. I’ll remain forever grateful for his tireless efforts to build a better future for America.”

The Epoch Times provided this short statement from the Lieberman family:

Lieberman’s family stated that he died “due to complications from a fall.”

“His beloved wife, Hadassah, and members of his family were with him as he passed,” the statement read.


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