Skip to comments.Republicans Declare Harry Reid 'Unhinged,' After He Says They May Have Helped Russia Annex Crimea
Posted on 03/24/2014 7:42:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog
A spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "unhinged" on Monday, after Reid charged Republicans may have had a helping hand in emboldening Russia to annex Crimea.
"Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases," Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. "It's impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice."
Reid was referring to the stalling of a Ukraine aid package in the Senate, after Republicans objected to a provision that contained reforms to the International Monetary Fund. But House and Senate GOP aides noted the Republican-controlled House had passed similar legislation without the IMF provisions, which Republicans have said is not a necessary attachment to a Ukraine aid bill.
"The Senate Majority Leader sounds completely unhinged," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told Business Insider in an email. "The House has acted, and is continuing to act, in a reasonable and responsible way to give the White House the tools it needs to hold President Putin accountable."
The Senate cleared a procedural hurdle and voted by a 78-17 mark to advance the bill, a version that still contains the IMF reforms. But with both Reid and Republicans sticking to their positions, it remains unlikely Congress will come to an agreement on Ukraine aid this week.
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Really would like to see somebody pop him one across the mouth.
Call him out in the Senate. He uses it for his personal platform. Use it to slam his a$$.
More like INSANE
He will love his new job as Minority leader in 2015.
Reid needs to be ridiculed at every opportunity. The campaign ads write themselves with the daily utterances of this lunatic.
this is nothing. He should have been tried for treason long ago.
Anyhow, Clinton helped them more with Kosovo. This furnished the patient Bear with an excuse.
Let’s see how good of boxer he really is.
Shouldn’t be to long before McQueeg comes to the defence of Harry. He will probably reprimand the GOP person who stated the facts and praise the wonderful job Harry is doing in the Senate.
Just Harry blowing smoke to cover the Feckless Won.
Your comment fits nicely into my theory of why LIEberals are the way they are: To wit, most LIEberals have NEVER been knocked on their ass for saying or doing the truly outrageous things they say and do!
They have NEVER been held accountable for what they say or do!
If more people were held accountable (physically and metaphorically knocked on their ass), perhaps there would be less LIEberals.
And, yes, LIEberals are bullies. And the way you shut up a bully is to knock him/her on his or her ass!
But did you notice that none of the Pubbies dared to mention the true reason why Putin was so emboldened to annex the Crimea.
We all know that it was the squatter in the White Hut who made all this possible and Reid knows this damn well. That’s why he attacked the Pubbies.
And what did they do? They just squirmed like Pubbies always do. None dared to pronounce the name, Obama.
And they want to win in 2016?
I think the time has come for the man up above to take Dingy Harry of this planet before he hurts himself.
Republicans need to hammer back and talk about how Obama disarmed the Ukrainians and enabled Putin to annex Crimea.
Harry Reid, lying liar from the Demagogic Party. Thanks smokingfrog.
The Senate doesn’t have a minority “leader”. McC is a putz. Harry Reid runs circles around him.
“a provision that contained reforms to the International Monetary Fund.”
What were the reforms that are so important that they have to be included in this bill?
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