(DAILY MAIL) -- The U.S. Senate's leading Democrat found himself in embarrassingly hot water Wednesday, after dismissing the idea of funding children's cancer research through the government shutdown.
'If you can help one child, why won't you do it?' asked CNN reporter Dana Bash.
'Why, why, why would we want to do that?' countered Reid.
'I have 1100 people at Nellis Air Force Base that are sitting home,' because of government employee furloughs, he told Bash and a roomful of other journalists. 'They have – they have a few problems of their own.'
'This is – to have someone of your intelligence suggest such a thing maybe means you're as irresponsible and reckless.' Continue reading via The Daily Mail...