Speaking to reporters, Lieberman said, I said very clearly ... some of the things that people have said I said about Sen. Obama are simply not true. There are other statements that I made that I wish I had made more clearly. And there are some that I made that I wish I had not made at all, and obviously, in the heat of campaigns that happens to all of us. But I regret that and now its time to move on.
When asked about his speech at the Republican National Convention in which he said Obama was a young man who spoke well and would be a good leader in the future, Lieberman did not indicate whether he apologized to his colleagues for those remarks.
What I said at the convention was to explain why I was supporting Sen. McCain, he said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.