Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, is a former boxer and came out swinging on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday morning on CNBC, Reid let loose on the GOP presidential field and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky. He even went after Rush Limbaugh, who accused Reid of faking his accident with a home exercise equipment, saying the senator “may have been beaten up.”
For the Democrats worried Hillary Clinton will be hurt by not having a solid primary challenge, don’t.
That’s because Reid has one thing to say about the 2016 GOP presidential field: “I think they’re all losers.”
And while he wouldn’t criticize McConnell for thinking coal is “the salvation of the world,” he did compare him to an object no child wants to have in their stocking on Christmas morning.
“He comes from a coal state,” Reid said. “I don’t mean to be mean spirited, but he is a lump of coal. He believes that coal is the salvation of the world. I don’t believe that.”
What about that comment from Limbaugh?
“It shows the credibility of Rush Limbaugh, he’s the guy who got all this started,” Reid said. “Why in the world would I come up with a story that I got hurt in my own bathroom with my wife standing there? How could anyone say anything like that?”
While Reid didn’t get beat up, as Limbaugh suggested, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, did once threaten beat up Reid. And Reid was perfectly OK with it.
“It wasn’t long ago he came to me on the Senate floor, and he said, ‘What you just did, I’m going to come to the floor and kick the s— out of you,’” Reid said.
“And I said to him, ‘John, if I were in your position I would do the same thing.’”