Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman will testify Thursday at a Congressional hearing on the Boston Bombings. The House Committee On Homeland Security, of which Rep. Jim Himes was formerly a member, is holding a hearing titled The Boston Bombings: A First Look.
Lieberman formerly chaired the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the Senate. Known for his leadership on national security issues, he now co-chairs the American Internationalism Project at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.
He will be joined on Thursday’s panel by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who led the search for the Tsarnaev brothers following the marathon bombings, Kurt Schwartz, Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Massachusetts’ Office of Public Safety, and Errol G. Southers, of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California.
After the bombings, Lieberman told CNN that since September 11th, “there’s been tremendous progress made within the FBI,” but even in the case of the Tsarnaev brothers, “mistakes were made.”