Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) is joining the American Enterprise Institute.
He will co-chair a project called the American Internationalism Project with former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ).
The conservative think tank, which announced Lieberman’s new post on Monday, described the project as an effort “to rebuild and reshape a bipartisan consensus around American global leadership and engagement.”
In a prepared statement, Lieberman said, “There is an urgent need to rebuild a bipartisan - indeed non-political - consensus for American diplomatic, economic, and military leadership in the world. That’s why I am grateful to AEI for initiating and sponsoring this project and why I look forward to leading it with my friend Jon Kyl.”
Many in Democratic circles would question Lieberman’s bipartisanship. A longtime Democrat who ran as Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 presidential election, he switched his affiliation to Independent after losing a primary challenge in 2006.
Although he caucused with Democrats in the Senate, he endorsed John McCain in 2008 and spoke at the Republican National Convention that year.