President Obama may have violated the law by releasing five Taliban leaders from Gitmo in return for Bowe Bergdahl without first notifying Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked about Obama’s failure to notify members of Congress (with the apparent exception of Harry Reid) prior to the Gitmo prisoner releases in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Here’s Reid’s reply:
Sen. Harry Reid on Bergdahl call: 'What difference does it make' https://t.co/J4Bb18czKm
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 5, 2014
Reporter: “How come it seems though that you’re the only one who got a heads-up the day before?”
Reid: “I’m not sure I’m the only one. I mean it’s made a big deal over nothing. The whole deal is, ‘is it Friday or is it Saturday.’ What difference does it make? You know I … what difference does it make?”
Wow, that sounds familiar!
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) June 5, 2014
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) June 5, 2014
— Rufus Putnum (@RufusPutnum) June 5, 2014
— Frank P (@pfastfrank) June 5, 2014
Perhaps Reid’s just preoccupied by the only thing that does make a difference:
— Johnny Boy (@john_alvarado_1) June 5, 2014
That goes without saying.