Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) accused Redskins owner Dan Snyder of trying to buy off Native Americans in Nevada so they can support the “racist” Redskins name.
Reid recently told the Reno Gazette-Journal that even though “Redskins is a racist name and native Americans believe that,” the Washington Redskins “have tried to buy off some of my Nevada Indians and they have not been able to do that, giving them trucks and stuff like that.”
“The Indians, they understand that this is an issue that deals with them,” Reid said. “It is a moral issue with them. And he (Snyder) can hang on for a little while but it is not going to go on forever.”
According to the Gazette-Journal, Reid’s senior adviser said Reid was referring to the “Las Vegas Paiute Tribe,” which was reportedly “approached about being given a van by Snyder’s group and they declined the van.”
“I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” Reid told the audience before saying, “One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight.”
As Breitbart News noted, “in 2010, Reid infamously apologized for having privately referred to then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign as a “light-skinned” African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'”