Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says that he has ““some degree of respect” for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) because Cruz “believes in something.” However, he says Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is an “opportunist” and “doesn’t stand for anything – nothing.”
Reid praised Cruz and blasted Trump in a pre-recorded interview for Sirius XM’s Progress Channel. According to Politico:
“Ted Cruz, I don’t like a lot of the things that he stands for, in fact most everything he stands for. But I have some degree of respect for him because he believes in something,” Reid said in a radio interview. “He has a set of values. I don’t agree with his values, but he speaks what he believes are the right things for the country.”
“And I appreciate someone that does that. I think he’s really hurt the country with being the person that closed the federal government for 17 days, but at least he set out doing what he said he would do,” he added.
“Now, Marco Rubio in my book is a totally different character. He doesn’t stand for anything – nothing. He’s an opportunist first class,” Reid said.