Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had an interesting response to a Roll Call reporter during a media availability on the Hill today.
“On the DREAM Act, Mitch McConnell just said that he’s waiting for Mitt Romney to say what his position is on the DREAM kids before he wants to comment,” the reporter asked. “I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on him waiting for Mitt Romney and also if you have any intention of bringing the DREAM Act to the floor for votes in the next couple of months to put people on record.”
“I don’t want to answer that question,” Reid responded. “That’s a clown question, bro.”
“I can imagine that he is going to get an answer very soon,” Reid continued. “Romney’s had four or five days, and he was asked four different times on the Schieffer program this weekend what he wanted to do, and he wouldn’t answer.”
Reid began the presser not talking about Romney, though, but about Grover.
“All of you should know that the most powerful man in Washington would be visiting Congress this coming Thursday. And it’s not Bryce Harper. It’s Grover Norquist. He’s decided to come up here in all of his regalia and talk to the Republicans,” Reid said.
“Grover Norquist is the only Republican leader who can truthfully say he has the entire Republican Party in the palm of his hand. Grover has his control in writing. Mitt Romney has signed the pledge, and he’s sticking to it,” the majority leader added, referring to the pledge to not vote for a tax increase.
“Romney may claim that he’ll work with Democrats, but he’s no more likely to work with Democrats than Grover Norquist is, because we know Grover is not going to go back on his pledge, and it appears certainly that Mitt Romney is not going to go back on the pledge that he signed for Grover,” Reid said.