Harry Reid just came out against helping kids with cancer and insulted Dana Bash in the process. Meltdown of the day.—
Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) October 02, 2013
Whatever happened to “if it saves just one life”?
At a presser this afternoon, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Harry Reid if the Senate would be willing to at least pass a House bill funding the NIH, which, among other things, does pediatric cancer research. Here’s what Reid had to say:
Oh yes he did:
Transcript via The Washington Free Beacon:
HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.
DANA BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?
REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –
That’s putting it mildly.
We need to hold Reid accountable for the horrible things he says.
GOP needs to walk away..Walk far away and let the Vets Memorial & Harry Reid Cancer Clip marinate for a good two days.—
S.M (@redsteeze) October 02, 2013
He poses a legitimate threat to Americans’ well-being — and he’s proud of it.
Obama yesterday – "There are no death panels"
Harry Reid today – "Why would we save one kid with cancer?"
Shorter Reid: we won't negotiate with the GOP, even if it saves one kid with cancer.—
Razor (@hale_razor) October 02, 2013
Harry Reid today "why would I want to help a child with cancer survive?" This before calling a reporter unintelligent and reckless.—
Red Texas Rising (@RedTexasRising) October 02, 2013
Harry Reid would rather not bend on "piecemeal" GOP efforts to fund cancer research?
Seriously? He won't even compromise on life and death?—
Timm Artus (@TimmArtus) October 02, 2013
Shorter Reid: Forget the cancer kids, and shame on you, Dana.—
Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 02, 2013
Harry Reid further bewormed himself today, if that is even possible, with his cancer comment.—
LMX (@laurenmarie10) October 02, 2013
Harry Reid is a one man army in the War on Kids With Cancer.—
DrewM (@DrewMTips) October 02, 2013
"Harry Reid to kids with cancer: Drop Dead"
Or am I overstating this?—
AmishDude (@TheAmishDude) October 02, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.