Harry Reid Says He’s Got The Votes For Stimulus Bill, Lindsey Graham Throws Hissy Fit
Harry sounds like he’s holding all the cards.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Thursday that he has enough votes to pass a more than $900 billion stimulus bill out of the Senate. Reid said he believes at least two Republicans of "good will" would support the Democratic-crafted package.
"Do we have the votes? I believe we do," said Reid, who expects a final vote on the package will be held on Thursday.
It could actually be that Reid is right, because Lindsey Graham, pearls firmly clutched, is about to hit the fainting couch.
"This process stinks," Graham told FOX News, before repeating a lot of his criticisms on the Senate floor. "We’re making this up as we go and it is a waste of money. It is a broken process, and the president, as far as I’m concerned, has been AWOL on providing leadership on something as important as this."
"Scaring people is not leadership. Writing an editorial that if you don’t pass this bad bill we’re going to have disaster — we’ve had enough presidents trying to scare people to make bad decisions," Graham said.
No word on whether he said that last part with a straight face.