President Obama's stimulus package is more than centrist -- it leans in a Republican direction, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday.

"President Obama certainly reached out to the Republican," Lieberman argued during an appearance on MSNBC. "He also leaned somewhat in their direction by including more tax cuts than he originally had in his stimulus package."

Lieberman said there will be "enough bipartisanship" for the package to clear the Senate today, though Lieberman added that he, like Obama, would prefer to see as many at 20 Republican Senators supporting the package.

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"I think there's both a partisan and an ideological break here," the Connecticut Senator added. "But the good news here is that we have enough votes to pass the bill."

He criticized Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) proposed alternative stimulus, focused on tax cuts, as being too small and ineffectual.

Lieberman also defended the Senate's stimulus, saying there is not "any gamble" in whether or not it will have a positive effect on the economy.

Watch a video of Lieberman's appearance below: