Harry Reid Leaves Behind ‘Destructive’ Legacy
Outgoing Sen. Harry Reid’s fellow Democrats said goodbye to the retiring minority leader on Thursday. Republicans simply said good riddance.
Over more than three decades in Washington, the Nevada Democrat elevated hyper-partisanship and obstructionism to an art form, one that belied his soft-spoken manner. He used his mastery of the Senate’s rules and procedures to ram through his party’s agenda when it was in power and stymie the opposition when it was not.
Michael Johns, a former George H.W. Bush administration official who went on to lead the Tea Party Community, said the Senate depends on a certain level of comity and bipartisan cooperation in order to operate. – READ MORE