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Biden On START Treaty Vote: Don't Talk To Me About Christmas (VIDEO)

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Biden was responding to Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Jim DeMint (R-SC), who claimed that holding votes near Christmas would be "disrespecting one of the two holiest of holidays for Christians" and "sacrilegious," respectively.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shot back at the two himself yesterday on the Senate floor.

"I don't need to hear sanctimonious lectures about Christmas," he said. Reid has promised to bring the Senate back in session after Christmas to finish up a packed lame duck agenda before the session ends Jan. 4.

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