Reid Tells Republicans: ‘Get A Life’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told congressional Republicans Friday to give up their campaign to stop Obamacare and pass a government spending bill that funds the law.

“They need to accept what we just passed,” Reid told reporters after the Senate stripped defund Obamacare language from the spending bill and then approved the bill in final passage. “Let’s be absolutely clear: We are going to accept nothing that relates to Obamacare. There’s a time and place for everything, and this is not that time or place.”

“Obamacare has been the law for four years,” Reid added. “Why don’t they get a life and talk about something else?”

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