Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) shot down the House GOP’s latest plan to fund the federal governemnt with a piecemeal approach.
“Republicans understand finally the the government is shut down. But now they are focusing on trying to cherry pick some of the few parts of government that they like,” Reid said Tuesday on the Senate floor. “They don’t like it all but they like a few parts of it. It’s just another wacky idea from the tea party-driven Republicans. You can tell that the tea party still wants to keep the government shut down.”
Reid suggested the piecemeal bills, which the House will consider momentarily, wouldn’t go anywhere in the Senate.
“If they wanted to reopen the government, they would do it by bringing the Senate’s bill to their floor, let it pass with a majority vote,” Redi said. “We could reopen the government in a matter of minutes if Speaker Boehner had the courage to stand up to the tea party.”