Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) used the massive destruction caused by flooding in parts of Colorado on the Senate floor Tuesday morning to slam House Republicans for partisanship and wasting the “taxpayer’s time” trying to repeal ObamaCare.
Reid listed numerous issues that Congress should be focusing its time during session this year and lamented that the House Republicans refused to get on board with President’s domestic agenda.
“ObamaCare is the law of the land. It’s time for Republican’s to mature,” Reid said, “to grow up … It’s time for Republicans to stop denying reality.”
After suggesting that Congress should be addressing issues with infrastructure, Reid focused on “climate change.”
“Climate change is here,” Reid said. “We’re doing nothing about it.”
Reid also suggested that Congress should “try passing immigration reform” before listing the economic benefits of ObamaCare.
Watch Senator Reid’s remarks and read the transcript below:
We should be facing the reality of climate change. Look what happened in Colorado. I talked to Senator Bennet yesterday, he said the floods were “biblical.” In one part of Colorado, it rained 12 inches in two hours. I can’t imagine that.
Fires all over the West — climate change is here. I met with the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh. They don’t know what they’re going to do with the rise of the sea, which is taking place. That country has no place — no high ground. It’s that way all over the world. Martial Islands — 1,000 islands make up the Martial Islands. Fifty-five thousand people live there. These islands are being washed away with these new waves they’ve never seen before.
Climate change is here. We’re doing nothing about it. They’re spending all our time, the American taxpayer’s time, trying to repeal a law that’s been in effect for four years.
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