Lieberman slams ‘outrageous’ Schumer speech: ‘I can’t ever remember anything like it’ 

Lieberman Criticizes Schumer’s ‘Outrageous’ Speech as Unprecedented

Joe Lieberman, the founding Chair and former Senator from Connecticut, recently expressed strong disapproval of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s comments. Earlier in the week, Schumer had suggested that Israel should hold new elections. Lieberman found Schumer’s remarks particularly shocking, given Schumer’s position as a prominent Jewish official in Washington. He voiced his criticism during a conversation with John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM.

Lieberman was taken aback by Schumer’s suggestion that it was time for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down. He described Schumer’s speech as a significant error and something unprecedented. Schumer, in a speech he termed a “major address,” criticized Netanyahu for prioritizing his political career over Israel’s best interests. He accused Netanyahu of losing his direction and aligning with far-right extremists, which, according to Schumer, has led to a decrease in global support for Israel.

Schumer argued that the coalition led by Netanyahu no longer serves Israel’s needs, especially in the rapidly changing global landscape. He believes that the current government’s vision is outdated and is holding back the Israeli people. Lieberman countered Schumer’s remarks by asking how Americans would react if a foreign government suggested the U.S. should change its leadership. He implied that such a suggestion would lead to widespread outrage.

This exchange highlights the complexities of international politics and the sensitivity around commenting on the political affairs of allied nations.