In a tragic accident this morning, seven marines were killed during training in Nevada.
Harry Reid has raised hackles by appearing to connect the sequester for the incident, which took place in his home state. "It's just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary," Reid said. "These men and women, our Marines, were training there in Hawthorne and with the sequester it's going to cut this stuff back, and I just hope everyone understands sacrifices made by our military, they are significant."
Reid's spokeswoman later clarified the comments. "The idea that Senator Reid thinks the Hawthorne tragedy has anything to do with the sequester is absurd and unsubstantiated by his remarks on the topic. Marines would not be forced to operate under unsafe conditions due to budget cuts."