If Harry Reid isn’t the most despicable politician ever he’s right up there in the top five. He actually blamed Republicans for Russia invading Ukraine and annexing Crimea. He says it’s their fault because they held up a bill providing aid to Ukraine, but failed to mention that the bill they blocked would have given Russia more control over the International Monetary Fund. He also failed to mention that even if his bill passed in the Senate the House wouldn’t have been able to vote on it before Russia took action, so he’s basically just full of crap, as usual.
Outlining the Senate’s agenda after a one-week recess, the Nevada Democrat said the first item would be the Ukraine bill that Republicans blocked just before lawmakers went on break. He urged Republicans to consider “how their obstruction affects United States’ national security as well as the people of Ukraine” and said their delay of any congressional action “sent a dangerous message to Russian leaders.”
“Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases,” Reid said. “It’s impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice.”
Reid’s charge comes despite widespread support among Republicans and Democrats in Congress for providing Ukraine with much-needed economic assistance and hitting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government with sanctions.
And GOP Senate aides noted the House has passed different legislation, meaning the Senate bill could not have become law before recess anyhow. They blamed Reid and Democrats for blocking the Senate from taking up the House legislation.
What a nasty man.