Harry Reid slams House Republicans for symbolic vote to raise the debt limit


The Daily Caller
May 25, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed House Republicans Tuesday for holding a vote to raise the debt ceiling without strings attached to show the lack of support for the measure just moments after explaining his decision to hold a Senate vote on Paul Ryan’s budget so Democrats could — wait for it — show lack of support for it.

“They’re bringing up something they know is going to fail?” Reid asked of House Republican leaders, who announced Tuesday they would hold a vote to raise the nation’s debt ceiling with no spending reductions attached next week. “That’s what I’m told, their going to bring it they said to show it won’t pass. I mean, how does that help what we’re trying to do?”

Just moments earlier, Reid touted his plan to force a symbolic Senate vote on the budget plan crafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan that passed in the House last month.

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