Sen. Harry Reid’s coin flip to decide whether to tweet about the GOP in general or the Koch brothers in particular landed on the Republicans today, and the perpetually disappointed lawmaker declared that the GOP let him down by not denouncing Donald Trump’s “distasteful and disgusting” remarks about Mexicans in his speech declaring his candidacy.
He must have been napping when journalists immediately cornered every Republican candidate they could find to ask their opinion on Trump’s controversial statement. Jeb Bush said he was personally offended and added that Trump’s views were “way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think.” Sen. Marco Rubio called them “offensive and inaccurate.”
Rick Perry posted a video saying Trump’s views are offensive and “way out of touch with reality,” while Lindsey Graham said he hoped “every Republican candidate would say the following: We disagree with Donald Trump in this regard.”
Time to step away from Twitter and get back to that nap.
Nancy Pelosi wasn’t afraid to speak up when Reid made unsubstantiated and outlandish claims that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid his taxes in 10 years; “Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” she said, adding, “he wouldn’t say this unless it was true that somebody told him that.”