Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen won’t be seeing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a game any time soon, despite a personal invitation to the senator.
“I will not stand idly by while a professional sports team promotes a racial slur as a team name and disparages the American people,” wrote Reid in response. “Nor will I consider your invitation to attend a home game until your organization chooses to do the right thing and change its offensive name.”
Reid stressed that the issue was a personal one for him, as he represents 27 tribes as senator.
— Ed Kramer (@Eiredrake) June 16, 2014
@SenatorReid you silly trivial POS
— Aloysius Miller (@aloysiusmiller) June 16, 2014
@SenatorReid Nothing like an open debate sir.
— Bob Goldwin (@rudybux) June 16, 2014
@SenatorReid well Hell isn't freezing over anytime soon Harry
— Sal (@SundevilSal) June 16, 2014
— RichardP (@RoxLo) June 16, 2014
@SenatorReid That's perfect as no one actually wants you there anyway. You can watch it on TV at your home, the Ritz Carlton.
— The Big Toe (@djtommytoe) June 16, 2014
— Scott (@retiredfirecapt) June 16, 2014
.@SenatorReid So glad you've got the economy, joblessness, VA scandal, Iraq, IRS scandal, buget, & debt problems fixed. FOCUS, good man!
— Soquel by the Creek (@SoquelCreek) June 16, 2014