Harry Reid often says some outlandish things, sometimes bordering on libelous, but none more so than his recent response to a question from a CNN media journalist. It was outlandish on multiple levels and points. However these two stand out as cruel, heartless, and arrogantly incorrect. His only intent is political gain, apparently at the risk of throwing children under the bus.
Here is the video of the question and Harry Reid's scurrilous response
To be fair, though not sure why, that response may be less about being in context to her question, than his dismissing the real questions about financing the government. I doubt such fairness would be afforded were it a Republican who had made such a statement
The main issue in his statements for him as a constitutional officer of the U.S. Senate is his comment
"what right do they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded"
Perhaps Harry Reid should review the basic document of government, the US Constitution
Article 1 Section 7 of the Constitution!
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
While he tries to shift the blame and call Republicans "reckless and irresponsible" it is obvious that this is no more than a game to he and President Obama. Their stated position and strategy of absolutely no compromise is reckless. Their strategy of closing open air parks and staffing them with more officers than Benghazi to keep closed than existed when "open" is truly irresponsible.