Tag Archives: Harry Reid


Reid Suggests that GOPers Who Support Trump Agree with His Views on Women

When they get together, they can talk about their policies about being anti-woman. Since Sen. McConnell has so enthusiastically embraced Trump, we can only assume he agrees with Trump’s view that women are dogs and pigs.

— Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, quoted by Roll Call.


Reid ‘Stunned’ by Romney’s Tax Hypocrisy

All I know, I can’t imagine Romney having the gall coming after anybody’s returns. Let’s look at his. He never gave us his tax returns. Who was the brainchild who got him to do that? Romney never gave us his tax returns. He did not — he gave us his summary, he didn’t give us our tax returns.

— Sen. Harry Reid, telling CNN that he’s stunned to see Mitt Romney demanding Donald Trump’s tax returns.


Reid Speaks Out on GOP Stonewalling

If we enshrine this precedent and declare a functioning Supreme Court optional, subordinate to the whim of the Senate majority, it is easy to envision a future where the Supreme Court is routinely crippled.

— Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), writing for the Washington Post , on the GOP’s stated refusal to consider any Obama nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy.


Reid Ties GOP to NRA After Latest Mass Shootings

Those who choose to do the NRA’s bidding will be held accountable by our constituents. Something has to be done. We must take a stand. The American people are desperately looking for help, some help, any help. It will never be possible to prevent every shooting. We know that. But we have a responsibility to try. There are certain things we can do.

— Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), calling the NRA the “quasi-militant wing of the Republican Party,” Politico reports.


Reid Says GOP Doesn’t Stop Trump Because He Speaks for the Party

Why don’t they say anything? Because they’re afraid to. Because he’s speaking for them. He just does it in a different tone and different language.

— Harry Reid, quoted by CNN, on Donald Trump and the GOP presidential field.


Reid: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are ‘Losers’

I don’t really care. I think they’re all losers.

— Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by CNBC, when asked to assess prospects for the 2016 Republican presidential field.


Reid Apparently has No Plans to Be a Lobbyist

I’d rather go to Singapore and have them beat me with whips.

– Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by the New York Times, when asked if he would become a lobbyist after retiring from the U.S. Senate.


It’s a New Political Reality in the Senate

No majority leader in my era would have thought to attempt to go around the committee and negotiate over the head of the committee chair. You could not get away with it.

— Former Sen. Bob Packwood (R-OR), quoted by the Washington Post, on Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) being bypassed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).


Reid Accuses Republicans of Stalling Until Midterms

It appears that the Republicans in the Senate have intentionally left on the emergency break.

— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by The Hill, adding that Republicans are trying to “run out the clock” before the November elections in order to make Democrats look bad.


McCain Keeps It Classy

Harry, I’m going to go kick the crap out of you.

— Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), quoted by the New York Times, before giving a speech blasting Sen. Harry Reid’s proposal to change the filibuster rules.