This news comes as no surprise to Pray For US: Harry Reid has proven, once again, that there appears to be no limit to how far down into the gutter he will crawl in order to advance his leftwing communist agenda. After 7 Marines were killed in an explosion during a training accident in Nevada, Reid took the opportunity to run out on the Senate floor and blame the sequester. He was apparently in such a rush that he forgot to blame George W. Bush.
Here is a transcript of his thoughtless, stupid and callous remarks:
HARRY REID: As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.
Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.
These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military.
According to the Marine Corps, one or possibly several mortars exploded in the accident that claimed the lives of these 7 Marines. The training exercise in which it happened had been planned months in advance. And no sequestration cuts affected the training exercise whatsoever!
A Marine Corps officer told MSNBC that Harry Reid’s stupid remarks were “pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.”
Harry Reid needs to be fiercely rebuked for his heartless and callous comments. As Christians, we are called to rebuke sin when we encounter it, so that others will be dissuaded from similar actions (1 Timothy 5:20).
It is ridiculous that Harry Reid would blame funding cuts – which were Barack Obama’s idea originally – for a training accident. Reid should apologize to the families for his political posturing.