Harry Reid Blasts Hayden For Saying Feinstein Is ‘Too Emotional’

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April 7, 2014 2:41 p.m.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday criticized former CIA and National Security Agency director Gen. Michael Hayden for comments he made about Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

On Sunday, Hayden said that Feinstein’s March speech about the Senate investigation into the CIA’s interrogation techniques was “emotional” and not necessarily “objective.”

On the Senate floor Monday, Reid said that Hayden “condescendingly accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein of being too emotional.”

“This woman has been an outstanding leader of that intelligence committee,” Reid continued. “She has been fearless. She has been thorough and fair. And for this man to say that because she criticizes tactics led by General Hayden, that was torture, she’s being too emotional. I don’t think so. Does this sound like a person or a party that respects women?”

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