Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) strongly stated his support of Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) at a fundraiser for Reid in New York last night --Â referring to her as "the hottest member" of that august body.
reports, Gillibrand was present at the event, and is said to have blushed at the comment.
It should be noted that Gillibrand was in fact recently declared number three on The Hill's Top 50 Most Beautiful People list
--Â and neither of the top two are members of the Senate. So logically speaking, this would make her the hottest member of the Senate according to a major Washington publication.
Gillibrand spokesman Matt Cantor gave CNN a statement. "The Leader was saying nice things about the work Senator Gillibrand and Senator Reid have done together over the last year and half, and made a joke referencing to the Hill article from earlier this year," said Cantor. "Senator Gillibrand has the utmost respect for Senator Reid and looks forward to continue working together to repeal [Don't Ask Don't Tell], pass 9/11 health, and create good-paying jobs across the country."