Sen. Joe Lieberman on Guns, a Gore-Lieberman Presidency, and More

VIDEO: Sen. Joe Lieberman: Strengthening Our Gun Laws Is Worth Doing

Outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a national tragedy that happened in his state, was different than other acts of violence because the victims were young, and innocent.

"I don't want the hurt, the guilt that people feel now about how we could let this happen to our children dissipate, or get spent in another legislative gridlock," said Lieberman.

"I think if we strengthen our gun laws nationally it would prevent some murders that are occurring now," said the four-term senator. "That's why it's worth doing."

The senator also reflected on how things would have been different if Vice President Al Gore had won the presidency in 2000.

Al Gore "would have really led on climate change," says Lieberman, who was Gore's running mate.

"A Gore-Lieberman administration would have not gotten us into the kind of debt that we got into during the eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration."

For more of this interview, check out this week's Spinners and Winners.

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: A man uses an electronic cigarette in this undated file photo.
Martina Paraninfi/Getty Images
PHOTO: Iraqi Kurdish female fighter Haseba Nauzad, 24, and Yazidi female fighter Asema Dahir, 21, aim their weapon during a deployment near the frontline of the fight against Islamic State militants in Nawaran near Mosul, Iraq, April 20, 2016.
Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters
PHOTO: President George H.W. Bush and his son President George W. Bush have no plans to endorse Donald Trump, their spokesman told ABC News.
Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage/Getty Images; Tom Pennington/Getty Images; David McNew/AFP/Getty Images
PHOTO: A wildfire moves towards the town of Anzac from Fort McMurray, Alberta., On May 4, 2016. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires.
Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP