Skip to comments.Harry Reid calls for return to ‘civil’ Senate
Posted on 10/04/2013 10:03:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Harry Reid calls for return to civil Senate By: Burgess Everett October 4, 2013 11:20 AM EDT
Majority Leader Harry Reid urged his colleagues and reminded himself to uphold the Senates standards of civility Friday morning.
In a departure from a series of blistering opening speeches this week, Reid said the past month of the Senate has been a departure from arcane rules to encourage senators to address each other indirectly, encouraging debate over ideas rather than people. The Nevada Democrat reminded the chamber to address people in the third-person and to speak through the presiding officer of the Senate, unusual but necessary rules championed by former majority leader and master parliamentarian Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.).
Weve all here in the Senate kind of lost the Aura of Robert Byrd, who was such a stickler for Senate procedure, Reid said. The Senate is a very special place with very particular rules. These rules help to keep debate among senators civil, even when were discussing matters on which senators completely disagree.
Reid acknowledged he was not exempt from breaching Senate decorum and offered self-criticism for blasting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when Cruz was not on the floor on Thursday. Reid called the freshman conservative the joint speaker of the House, a reference to Cruzs continued influence over House Republicans. That Thursday outburst prompted Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) to warn the Democratic leader that traditions of decorum were in jeopardy of being transgressed.
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Harry sounds like he’s starting to wilt.
DONT CAVE GOP
What hypocrisy! He’s the one that most recently broke the rule!
He obviously checked some poll numbers. The ‘rats don’t have a built-in conscience like normal humans, they must check poll numbers to know when they’ve gone too far in betraying their hatred of America and normal humanity.
Great, Harry. you start.
eff his rotting skull
Hey Dingy - GFY.
This POS was the one yelling and calling derogatory names. F him and his Dumocrap kin.
No one looks up the KKK, Harry. Get with the program.
I hope the Republicans are not COMPLETELY TONE-DEAF.
THE DEMOCRATS ARE LOSING AND CAN FEEL IT.
THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT; IT SHOULD BE CUT.
NOW THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO SAY “SEE? IT WASN’T SO BAD.”
RATS are past masters of hypocrisy.
Must be getting some awful poll numbers!
Maybe you should have a vote on that, Harry.
Oh ... wait ...
It seems odd that a man noted for his “blistering speeches” is calling for “civility.”
Hey Harry .. speak to yourself .. you’re the only one who is not being CIVIL.
F*ck you Harry Reid! And, that’s being civil, you pr*ck!
Shouldn't be too hard to find, Harry. I hear Byrd left them under his Klan hat.