DC Mayor, Vincent Gray, publicly confronted Harry Reid while Reid was holding a Capitol steps press conference. Gray wanted to know when Reid would allow the city to be exempted from the current shutdown.
Reid responded with:"I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up.”Typical nasty remark by Reid.
House republicans have passed a bill to allow money for DC operations. The Senate under Harry Reid refuses to even bring up the funding bill for a vote.
"At their own news conference on the Capitol grounds Wednesday, Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) highlighted the partisan contradictions while detailing the drastic effect of the cash crunch on the District government — including schools, health care, services for the disabled and senior programs.http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...7d8_story.html
“Democrats, at this critical moment, have abandoned their long-held principles,” Norton said, calling it “shameful ... to hold the city’s local funds hostage to make a federal point.
”In a particular jab at Democrats, the event featured remarks from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who called on Reid and his allies to pass a D.C. funding bill — and at one point alluded to a favored bit of tea party rhetoric."