Reid says Republicans want shutdown to close clinics

WASHINGTON, April 8 Fri Apr 8, 2011 11:23am EDT

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WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - Ratcheting up the rhetoric, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on Friday said Republicans want to shut down the government because they want to deny funding to women's health clinics.

"Republicans want to shut down the government because they think there's nothing more important than keeping women from getting cancer screenings. This is indefensible and everyone should be outraged," Reid said on the Senate floor.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Brookby wrote:
Does he realize how ridiculous he sounds or does he need to see it in print?

Apr 08, 2011 11:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GTeye wrote:
Why are cancer screenings part of a federal budget?

How is it the federal governments job to do that?

Reid, you are a moron.

Apr 08, 2011 11:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
treason wrote:
With the kind of insanity overwhelming our country and this is all this eternal jackass has to say??? Its just politics as usual for this pile of clothing.

Apr 08, 2011 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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