GOP Senator Calls Reid āAn Absolute A**holeā
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) laid into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) while speaking at a fundraiser Monday in New York, calling him an āabsolute aāhole,ā according to the New York Daily News.
āThereās no comity with Harry Reid. I think heās an absolute aāhole,ā Coburn said. He was reportedly asked about the state of civility in the Senate.
A source who was at the fundraiser confirmed Coburnās remark to TheBlaze.
Coburn named other Democratic senators that he has good relationships with, including Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Coburn has expressed a level of contempt for Reid in the past.
āIf you want to ask why the Senate isnāt working, thereās one reason; itās called Harry Reid,ā Coburn said in 2012. āIncompetent and incapable of carrying on the leadership in the Senate.ā He later issued an apology for his choice of words.
For his part, Reid is notorious for speaking bluntly. On more than one occasion he has remarked on his disdain for overweight people. He has also complained about āsmellyā tourists in Washington, D.C., and reportedly told a TV news technician that his breath smelled.