The Democratic Plan To Save Harry Reid’s Career
Democrats are launching a counterattack against Republicans who are calling for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to resign.
First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs and the blogosphere — including votes on minimum wage, community-oriented policing, education funding and HIV/AIDS programs.
Separately, the Congressional Black Caucus plans to issue a new statement Monday, defending Reid and brushing back Republicans.
“Senator Reid’s record provides a stark contrast to actions of Republicans to block legislation that would benefit poor and minority communities — most recently reflected in Republican opposition to the health bill now under consideration,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said. “I look forward to Senator Reid continuing to serve as Majority Leader to guide this important agenda through the Senate.”
Republicans are comparing the Reid flap to the one that resulted in former Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott being removed from his post. One difference: Republicans, including then-President Bush, abandoned Lott; Democrats are sticking with Reid.Click here for reuse options!
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