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What’s Been Going On With Harry Reid The Past Couple Days?

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Senate Minority Leader [crscore]Harry Reid[/crscore] has had a wild past few days. Reid told a fellow Democrat he wants him to lose, forgot how many grandchildren he has, and told Sen. [crscore]Rand Paul[/crscore] on the Senate floor he can’t imagine how his “good father” feels about Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, Reid couldn’t stay on message and split with Sen. Chuck Schumer and other senior Democrats and said that Hillary Clinton if elected should re-nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. That same day while speaking in the senate, he broke protocol and directly addressed the presiding officer, who at the time was Sen. Paul.

“Mr. President I’m sorry to direct attention to the presiding officer but I can’t imagine how the presiding officer must feel with Donald Trump being the leader of the Republican Party. I can’t imagine. I can’t imagine what your good father thinks of Donald Trump leading the Republican Party,” Reid said.

He added, “But I can imagine and I have a number of times.” Rand Paul has said he will support Trump while his father Ron has come out against the billionaire businessman. (RELATED: Ron Paul: Donald Trump Is A Dangerous Person)

Minutes later in that same Senate floor speech, Reid spoke about Trump’s comments on the Howard Stern show and confused the amount of grandchildren he has. “It’s demeaning to my wife, my daughter, and my nine or ten granddaughters. I have them mixed up.  There’s 19, so there’s not an even number but they’re close,” the Senate Minority Leader said.

The following day, Thursday, Reid let everyone have it. “Since the Republican leader is all in for Donald Trump, you can only assume he approves Trump’s calling immigrants rapists and murderers,” he said. He added that McConnell agrees, “with Trump’s view that women are dogs and pigs. You can only assume that he’s not repulsed by his behavior toward women.”

On Thursday, Florida Democratic Rep. [crscore]Alan Grayson[/crscore] confronted Reid about a February statement where the senator said Grayson has “no moral compass.” Grayson is running for [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore]’s U.S Senate seat and Reid is supporting his opponent in the primary, Rep. [crscore]Patrick Murphy[/crscore].

“Say my name, senator. Say my name,” Grayson told Reid during a meeting. “Why’d you say that?” Grayson added. Reid replied, “I want you to lose. It’s true.”

Reid, 76, was born during the FDR administration and it is his last year in the Senate as he is not running for re-election. A Senate Republican Hill aide told The Daily Caller, “he seems to have completely lost his marbles.”