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Krauthammer’s Take: Harry Reid Is a ‘Disgrace’ Who ‘Emasculated’ the Senate

Charles Krauthammer said he knew it was impolite to speak ill of the dead, but since Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) was simply retiring, the syndicated columnist said he did not feel quite so constrained. 

“Harry, we hardly knew ye, and what we did know we didn’t like,” Krauthammer said on Special Report. “I do think he was a disgrace to his own institution because he emasculated it in the name of protecting the president and trying to re-elect Democrats. He didn’t succeed because he essentially shut down the Senate as soon as Republicans took the House in 2010.”

Krauthammer added that Reid failed as a Democratic leader because nine of his senators lost reelection, and that he only succeeded in protecting the president from having to exercise the veto. 

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