Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid delivered a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump on the Senate floor Tuesday. In his speech, Reid accused Trump of inspiring a surge in racially motivated harassment and slammed the president-elect for naming an incendiary media figure his top adviser.
Reid called upon Trump to rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon, the controversial former Breitbart News executive whom Reid said is a “champion of racial division.” Bannon’s presence, a mere step from the Oval Office, would make it impossible to take Trump’s efforts to heal the U.S. seriously, Reid said.
“I say to Donald Trump, take responsibility, rise to the dignity of the office — the president of the United States — instead of hiding behind your Twitter account, and show America that racism, bullying and bigotry have no place in the White House or America,” the outgoing Nevada senator said on the Senate floor.
Reid said he has never seen anything like this moment in his five decades in American politics, and pointed to the fact that Trump lost the popular vote to Clinton despite winning the Electoral College.
“His election sparked a wave of hate crimes across America. This is a simple statement of fact. But it raises a critical question for us as a country, as a nation: How do we respond to the election of Donald Trump?” Reid asked.
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BREAKING: Harry Reid Linked to Massive Bribery Case [VIDEO]
It seems like every day we find out something else awful Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has done. His tenure as Majority Leader has been nothing short of catastrophic, and the rule changes he imposed upon the Senate may render the legislative body incapable of ever returning to functionality. And he wants to change even more rules.
What’s disgusting is how hypocritical Reid is… and even worse is his level of corruption. He has been linked to multiple situations involving bribes and undercover deals, and multiple ethics charges have been filed against him as well for targeting private citizens in his official capacity.
But he continues to lead the Democratic Senate majority… and apparently his party doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with that behavior.
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