Harry Reid is in for a world of trouble from his opponents for comments he made today. He ruled out passing a small funding bill that would help "one child with cancer." His words are certain to be blasted by conservatives as a sign of utter callousness, although Reid would probably say he is taking a stand for the greater good.
Here's how it went down.
House Republicans want to pass a bill restoring funds to the NIH, who treat the 30 children with cancer reported by Politix on Tuesday.
CNN's Dana Bash asked Reid, why not pass that bill in the Senate?
Reid responded, "What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It's obvious what's going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don't know what other word I can use. They're obsessed with this Obamacare. It's working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose."
"But if you can help one child who has cancer why wouldn't you do it?" asked Dana Bash.
"Why would we want to do that?" Reid responded. "I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is - to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you're irresponsible and reckless."