Harry Reid To GOP: Come At Me


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday taunted Republicans who are attacking him in their Senate races, citing a recent Wall Street Journal article documenting the ways the Nevada Democrat has become a fixture in GOP campaigns.

“In Senate races across the country, Republicans will avoid the issues that matter most to Americans. Instead trying to focus attention on a senator not even up for election. That senator is me,” he said on the Senate floor on the day the chamber returned from a two-week recess.

True to form, Reid used the opportunity to — yet again — tie Republicans to the billionaire Koch brothers after contrasting his party’s agenda with the GOP’s agenda.

“Charles and David Koch and their radical henchmen — feel free to attack me as much as you want. I can take it,” he said. “But don’t expect the American people to be fooled by this newest tactic.”


Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at sahil@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.