In a heartfelt goodbye message for the departing Senate Minority Leader, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer called Sen. Harry Reid “a disgrace” to the institution he led until the GOP won it back in November.
Appearing on “Special Report,” Krauthammer told guest host Shannon Bream that Reid was a disgrace because he “emasculated” the chamber “in the name of protecting” President Obama and his agenda.
“Harry, we hardly knew ye,” Krauthammer started, “and what we did know, we didn’t like.”
“Now, I know you’re not supposed to dance on the grave of the newly dead but this is only a political death, so those rules don’t apply and I will be unrestrained,” Krauthammer said.
“I’m not against the fact that he was a partisan with sharp elbows and all that, but I do think he was a disgrace to his own institution because he emasculated it in the name of protecting the president and trying to reelect Democrats,” Krauthammer said. “He didn’t succeed because he essentially shut down the Senate as soon as Republicans took the House in 2010.”
“He failed as a partisan because nine Senators of his party lost reelection, but he succeeded in protecting the president from having to exercise the veto,” Krauthammer added. “And in order to achieve that, he killed his own institution.”