Former Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid warned fellow Democrats against pushing impeachment for President Donald Trump in an interview Wednesday.
“I say to everybody, stop it,” Reid told NBC News. “I’ve been through impeachment, and they’re not pleasant. And the less we talk about impeachment, the better off we are.”
Reid, who left Congress in 2017 after 30 years in the Senate, continued to blast Republicans in the interview, calling them the “limpest waffle you’ve ever seen.”
“With the Republicans, I’m not mad, I’m just terribly disappointed in what they’ve done to the institution,” Reid said. “I believe the federal government has been so harmed, the legislative branch has been decimated, judicial decimated, checks and balances sliding out the door.”
The former Democratic senator also blasted Trump in the interview for not calling him after he broke the bones in his face and had surgery following an accident in his home.
To show “what kind of a person he is, when I injured myself, I couldn’t sleep in a bed for 4 months,” Reid said. “I had 12 hours of surgery on my face, broke all the bones in my face. What did he say? Did he send me a note of sympathy? He said, words to the effect ‘hope Reid tries another accident, gets hurt again.’ How about that?”
Reid also said that if former Presidents Bill Clinton or either of the Bushes were to have gone through “1/100th of his ethical problems” they would have been impeached.
Reid conceded Trump was not a nice person, but does not think he should be impeached.
“He is not a nice man,” Reid continued, “and that’s an understatement.”
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