One month ago, Reid took to the Senate floor and said that all the horror stories being told by Republicans about Obamacare’s impact on the lives of Americans are ‘simply not true’. Reid caught a lot of backlash for making that statement with the news organization Washington Free Beacon producing a video in response. The video was entitled “50 States of Obamacare Victims” and highlighted the plight of the negative impact of Obamacare across the country.
During a discussion on Harry Reid stating this week that he cannot, to the best of his recollection, remember stepping onto the Senate floor and saying anything about Republican stories of Obamacare, Hughes wondered if Reid had a previous career as a boxer that would negatively affect his memory. She also said that Senator Reid must think Americans are dumb.
To that, Payne said called Reid out even further on the insulting statement that he made and the even more pathetic denial of ever making it. He said, “Scottie, you know, I’ve got to tell you something. I think at some point, this goes beyond politics, and I have to really wonder if this man has a real serious personal problem.”
Hughes responded by bringing to question Reid’s allegiance to beltway circles over doing right by his constituents. To these constituents, she also had a message.
Well, I think because he’s been up in Washington, DC, inside the beltway for so long, he has forgotten what the American people, that we actually have brains and we pay attention, and we allowed him to get away with it for so many years, re-electing him, the people in his own state, that he thinks he can say these things and get away with it.
The real issue is it’s not a lie that almost 7 million people have gotten kicked off their insurance because of Obamacare, that’s almost double than the residents that he represents in his own state.
So, if he’s sitting there, he’s going to call the rest of America dumb and liars, that’s his own call. It’s the people in his state that need to hold him accountable and get him out of office.
Payne then brought to question what could motivate the people of Nevada to continuously send Reid back to DC. He asked, “ What about the people that keep sending him back to Washington? And what does it say about us as a nation when, the Senate Majority Leader has to defend a policy so inept, that he’s willing to take these chances, to say things that hurt people’s feelings, call people liars, call people dummies, and then try to retract, take those statements back?”
Hughes shared that Democrats have been allowed to get away with lies in the past, but that is no longer true due to technology that is clear cut evidence as to what was said. She continued pointing out that Democrats are overall running away from the fiasco of Obamacare with Reid and fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi being the only ones left in Obama’s cheering section.
She reiterated the importance of the people of Nevada getting out the vote to get people like Harry Reid out of office. Payne was in agreement stating that, “Everyone should be held accountable.”