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Reid: Tea Party 'Anarchists Throw Monkey Wrenches Into Government'

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Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:37 AM

By Lisa Barron

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is standing by his comments that the tea party is a bunch of modern-day "anarchists," telling a radio audience Wednesday that "they are against government."

“I believe that, my experience with the tea party is, that they are against government in any form. They throw monkey wrenches into the government,” the Nevada Democrat said during and an interview with Las Vegas radio host Rusty Humphries.

According to The Hill
, Reid expressed quite a bit of frustration, telling Humphries that it was hard to get things done in Congress because of opposition from tea party-affiliated lawmakers.

"It’s evident. We can’t get things done. They don’t want anything to happen in government,” he reportedly said. “We pass laws. They fight funding the laws we pass. They don’t want government to work. I want it to work.”

During comments on the Senate floor last week, Reid compared tea party Republicans to 19th century American anarchists, The Hill reported.

On the Humphries show, the majority leader reaffirmed that view.

“When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about anarchists,” he said. “Now, they were different than the tea party because they were violent.

“But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it," he added, noting, "The tea party kind of hides that.”

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