Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman is returning to the building where his political career started this afternoon, Courant staff writer Matt Clarida reports.
The official reason for the visit is an announcement of this year’s five winners of the Lieberman Scholarship, which awards $1,500 for college tuition. But if Lieberman takes questions from reporters as he did last year, his answers will almost certainly be the main event of what is shaping up to be an otherwise slow afternoon here at the Capitol.
Lieberman served in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2013, but before that he worked in Hartford as a state senator and later, as the state’s attorney general.
Very nearly elected vice president in 2000, Lieberman has been an outspoken critic of President Obama’s foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll see if he keeps up the charge this afternoon.
Last year, Lieberman didn’t confine his remarks to academia, taking and answering questions on Syria and other topics.
For more on last year’s Lieberman scholarship event, click here.