Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) scolded reporters for questioning the timing of the phone call from the White House notifying him of President Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release.
Reid was notified about the decision on Friday night, whereas many Republican senators did not find out about it until Saturday, shortly before Obama’s press conference announcing the deal.
When reporters asked him Thursday about the timing of the White House call, Reid snapped.
“I’m not sure I’m the only one. I mean this has made a big deal over nothing,” he said. “The whole deal is, ‘Is it Friday or Saturday?’ What difference does it make? What difference does it make?”