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Harry Reid To Washington Redskins: You Guys Are Heap Big Jerks

If you want to go to a Redskins game, but you’re worried you might run into Harry Reid, here’s some good news from the ambulatory cadaver himself.

June 12, 2014

Mr. Bruce Allen
Washington Redskins
21300 Redskin Park Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147

Dear Mr. Allen:

I received your letter and invitation to attend a Washington, D.C. football team event.

During my time in the United States Senate, I have worked to right many of the injustices endured by Americans throughout the country. Among the most egregious in the history of our country are those injustices inflicted upon American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. This is personal for me. I represent 27 tribes as the Senator from Nevada and have worked to protect their homelands and their sovereignty. I have a duty to ensure that the United States uphold centuries-old treaty and trust obligations towards Native Americans, and I take this responsibility very seriously.

I will not stand idly by while a professional sports team promotes a racial slur as a team name and disparages the American people. Nor will I consider your invitation to attend a home game until your organization chooses to do the right thing and change its offensive name.


Harry Reid

United States Senator

He will not stand idly by! Unless it’s something that’s more important than the name of a professional football team. Then he’ll stand by, idly as hell.

The only surprise here is that Reid didn’t find some way to drag the Koch brothers into it. He’s slipping.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)