Sen. Reid: I'm Not the Villain

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Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 02:47 PM

By Lisa Barron

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is defending his rigid stance against the GOP's efforts to tie funding for Obamacare to the federal budget.

In a direct response to a piece in the National Review  that called him the "villain of villains," the Nevada Democrat said, "When I read this yesterday, I thought, no one likes to be called a villain."

Citing definitions of the word that include "scoundrel" and "criminal," reports Politico,
Reid stated, "I am not a criminal. I am not a scoundrel. So they better get a different definition of me."

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Reid said that some Capitol Hill Republicans are "too mad at me personally, too obsessed at getting me personally to back down from doing what most of America believes is the right thing," in passing a spending bill without tying it to a defund of Obamacare.

Reid's remarks came shortly after his close friend and donor Harvey Whittemore was sentenced to two years in prison for funneling more than $130,000 in illegal campaign funds to the senator's re-election committee in 2007.

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