Zika is the fault of the Republican Party, says Senator Harry Reid in a statement claiming the spread of the virus “will only get worse if Republicans continue their refusal to work with Democrats on a bipartisan response.”
“Democrats have been waiting for months for Republicans to get serious. The American people cannot afford to wait any longer,” Reid claimed.
The legislation is but a step away from President Obama’s desk — if only Democrats would simply stop playing around. After all, it’s Senate Democrats who blocked an additional $1.1 billion in funding to fight the disease because it took money away from Obamacare and Planned Parenthood clinics in Puerto Rico.
So, of course, Reid blames Republicans — it’s what he does best. And he does it every time he gets caught with his money-grubbing-paw in the ‘cookie jar.’ In 2013, Reid steered the state legislature to pass an energy bill that got NV Energy to close three coal plants and replace them with new, expensive gas and green energy plants.
On August 16, Reid openly admitted that he personally threatened NV Energy company executives who were planning on building new coal-fired power plants in Nevada nearly a decade ago, saying that “he would “do everything to hurt investments in your company.”
Reid also opposed NV Energy’s proposed Ely Energy Center — a $5 billion project planned in the rural town of Ely – which never got built. The Progressive rag — the Las Vegas Sun — described the move at the time as “a legislative power play reaching from D.C. to Nevada that illustrates how consummate insiders can dictate energy cost and policy for every Nevadan for the next decade.”
While speaking to the Lambda Business Association at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Reid stated : “I called two of the companies that built plants there and I told them go ahead and do it, but I am going to do everything to hurt investments in your company. So they decided perhaps — decided to get rid of the coal plants.”
So, Reid’s comment’s, blaming the spread of disease on Republicans is yet another one of his classic and well-orchestrated ruses, designed to keep his ass out of hot water for misusing his federal office once again.