In an apparent slip of the tongue, Harry Reid this morning referred to the gun-control bill he brought to the Senate floor as “anti-gun legislation.”
“On the anti-gun legislation before the Senate, we are making good progress on the effort to schedule a series of votes on amendments to the anti-gun-violence legislation before the Senate.”
Some, however, are questioning whether the Senate minority leader accidentally revealed his true feelings. GOP Sentaor Ted Cruz, a leading opponent of the bill, asked whether Reid’s statement was a ”Freudian slip.” He said in a Tweet:
Freudian slip? Sen. Harry Reid calls bill "anti-gun legislation" http://t.co/xt1I8Qzbd7
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 16, 2013
Senate Democrats are struggling to corral votes for the bill, which faces an uphill battle. A cloture vote on the background-check compromise proposed by GOP senator Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Manchin could come as early as Thursday.