Cornyn: Trent Lott Said Something "Far More Innocuous" Than Reid

From The Hill--Cornyn concedes Reid is unlikely to step down: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) admitted Monday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Ne
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From The Hill--Cornyn concedes Reid is unlikely to step down:

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) admitted Monday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is unlikely to resign due to racially insensitive comments he made about President Barack Obama in 2008.

Cornyn, who is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), joined other Republicans in calling for Reid's ouster but conceded that the possibility of it happening is farfecthed.

"Frankly, I don't expect Senator Reid to resign," he said on MSNBC.

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"What this is about is his hypocrisy and hypocrisy of folks on the other side when Trent Lott said something that was far more innocuous than the racially tinged comments that Senator Reid made," Cornyn said.

Jon has already pointed out how ridiculous this statement is--GOP Whistling Dixie on Lott-Reid Comparison. I also think that someone who has a 7% rating from the NAACP such as John Cornyn ought to be treading lightly when it comes to throwing around accusations of racism. I'm not thrilled with Harry Reid's leadership for other reasons, but this manufactured outrage by the Republicans who will make political hay out of anything is just ridiculous.

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