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Harry Reid Calls Out Tea Party Claim That McConnell Plan Is Unconstitutional

By Ian Millhiser

"Harry Reid Calls Out Tea Party Claim That McConnell Plan Is Unconstitutional"


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As ThinkProgress reported this morning, Tea Party conservatives responded almost immediately to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) plan to end the debt ceiling hostage crisis with an utterly absurd claim that the plan is unconstitutional. When asked about this meritless claim at a press conference earlier today, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) minced no words in dismissing the Tea Party’s belief that everything they don’t like is unconstitutional. “Any time around here with the new Tea Party philosophy, you know, they seem to think they have all knowing wisdom about the Constitution. So, in short, that’s a bunch of garbage. I don’t know how to say it more clearly than that.” Watch it:

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