Reid Skips HCR Arguments: ‘I Think It Would Be A Distraction’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells TPM he did not watch the Supreme Court health care arguments.

“No,” said the Nevada Democrat, when asked Monday afternoon in the Capitol if he caught the morning’s hearing. “We have lots of work to do here, and I think it would be a distraction.”

The Senate leader added he’s confident the court will uphold the mandate, which will enjoy 2 hours of arguments Tuesday morning.

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