Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid blasted Republicans Thursday for being responsible for the rise of Donald Trump — tying his Capitol Hill rivals Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to the GOP front-runner.
“They should both put on ‘Make America Great Again’ hats and stand behind Trump at his next press conference. Be a mini-(Chris) Christie, I guess,” Reid said, referencing the New Jersey governor’s endorsement of Trump.
The Nevada Democrat was speaking at the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, delivering a speech entirely aimed at blasting the real estate mogul.
“The Republican establishment acts bewildered. But they shouldn’t. As much as they may try to distance themselves from Trump now, Republican leaders are responsible for his rise,” he said.
He attacked his Senate colleagues for trying to distance themselves from Trump’s rise, saying they bear the responsibility.