Two Out of Two Majority Leaders Agree: The Public Can Shove Off

While taking a look, for remembrance sake, at some of the calls this organization made for then-Majority Leader Trent Lott to resign during the Strom Thurmond controversy, I ran into an old blog post that highlights another way (besides putting his foot in his mouth) that Lott, in his day, was like Majority Leader Harry Reid today.

Referring to people outside the Senate who had opinions on a then-pending Supreme Court confirmation, the Washington Post reported the following in 2005:

Lott cautioned that outside groups have a limited ability to influence senators of either party. ‘I’ll call them when I need to hear from them,’ he said. ‘As far as I’m concerned, they can all shove off, left and right.’

Doesn’t that sound like something Senator Reid could say on health care legislation? And, most likely, is what he really thinks?

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