GOP Senator Calls Reid ‚ÄėAn Absolute A**hole‚Äô
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 ‚Äúabsolute a‚Äďhole,‚ÄĚ according to the New York Daily News.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no comity with Harry Reid. I think he‚Äôs an absolute a‚Äďhole,‚ÄĚ Coburn said. He was reportedly asked about the state of civility in the Senate.
A source who was at the fundraiser confirmed Coburn‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúIf you want to ask why the Senate isn‚Äôt working, there‚Äôs one reason; it‚Äôs called Harry Reid,‚ÄĚ Coburn said in 2012. ‚ÄúIncompetent and incapable of carrying on the leadership in the Senate.‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúsmelly‚ÄĚ tourists in Washington, D.C., and reportedly told a TV news technician that his breath smelled.