So, there are two really absurd things Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Wednesday. First, during a press conference, he defended the Obama administration’s extension of Obamacare open enrollment period, telling reporters that Americans don’t know how to use the Internet.
Back on February 26, Reid ranted from the Senate floor about Obamacare horror stories that were being told by Republicans and in issue ads produced by Americans for Prosperity, saying in no uncertain terms that they were “untrue” and “lies.”
“Despite all that good news, there are plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they are being told all over America,” said Reid, according to the Congressional Record. “We heard about the evils of ObamaCare, about the lives it is ruining in the Republican stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnets, the Koch brothers.”
“But those tales turned out to be just that — tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies, distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements,” he added.
These astonishing comments were seized upon by Republicans, who are hoping to take control of the chamber this fall. The Washington Free Beacon put together a video highlighting clips of local news stories from all 50 states in which ordinary people told their Obamacare horror stories.
But in remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, aimed at Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Reid denied that he ever said Obamacare horror stories were lies.