Once upon a time he at least pretended to be a moderate, but in more recent years, he’s been fully coopted by the moonbat wing of the Democrat party. Here’s to a more sensible replacement in 2017:
In a surprising development, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid announced Friday that he would not seek re-election, citing health problems as one of the reasons for his decision.
Reid, 75, hurt his eye and suffered at least three broken ribs in a freak home exercise accident earlier this year. The Senate minority leader worked from home for a time as he healed. His wife has battled cancer as well.
“This accident has caused Landra and me to have a little down time,” Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement. “I have had time to ponder and to think.
Reid announced his retirement in a statement and posted a YouTube video as well.
Until Friday, Reid had insisted he would run for a sixth term despite the accident and the 2014 election loss of the Democratic majority in the Senate.
Arguably the most powerful politician in Nevada history, Reid’s retirement will come after more than 30 years in Congress, including two terms in the House.