Reid Backs Feinstein Amid Her Charges Of CIA Spying On Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday stood by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) after she publicly accused the CIA of breaking the law and spying on Congress.

“I believe in the separation of powers. I support Senator Feinstein unequivocally,” Reid told reporters in the Capitol. “And I’m disappointed that the CIA is apparently unrepentant on what I understand they did.”

He declined to say when asked, if they allegations proved to be true, whether CIA Director John Brennan should resign: “That’s not my decision.”

Reid also wouldn’t weigh in on whether a criminal investigation was appropriate.

“Right now, there are a lot of things going on,” he said. “I think we should all just pause for a little bit, not very long, and find out where all this stuff leads.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) declined to comment.

“My understanding is there’s an investigation underway, and I’m not going to comment on an ongoing investigation,” he said. “We’re watching it very carefully.”