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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.