Senate Majority Leader markedly changed his tone today on Speaker of the House John Boehner:
Speaker Boehner is a good man who has a tough job. I hope he'll do what he knows is right.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) October 4, 2013
Those kind words stand in stark contrast to some of Reid’s recent, harsher assessments of the speaker. Earlier this week during a Democratic policy luncheon, Reid declared in an outburst that Boehner was “a coward!” Yesterday, he suggested to CNN’s Dana Bash that Boehner was more concerned about his job security than the state of the country — though he did soften the blow by saying “I do like him, I’ve said that lots of times.”