Politics

Harry Reid: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”

While campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”

Reid’s racially-charged comments come as the Nevada Democrat is trying to boost Hispanic turnout in his bid for reelection this November. Polls show, however, that Reid’s positions on immigration are very unpopular with Nevada voters in general. Reid supports the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona over its immigration law, but 63 percent of Nevada voters oppose the lawsuit, according to a Rasmussen poll.

Full story: Harry Reid: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.” | The Weekly Standard

  • Mxyziptlix

    I think, if going with this story, the responsible and pertinent thing to do as a reporter would be to find and print statistics on how many Republicans are Hispanics, and how many are in Nevada specifically, and what percentages of Hispanics and Republicans these figures represent.