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D.C. mayor Gray confronts Reid on Capitol steps over shutdown’s impact on city

by Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe
Wednesday, October 9, 1:39 PM


An unusual confrontation took place on the U.S. Capitol steps Wednesday when District Mayor Vincent C. Gray crashed a news conference held by Senate Democrats and asked Majority Leader Harry Reid to exempt the city from the ongoing shutdown.

“Sir, we are not a department of the government,” Gray told Reid moments after the mayor concluded his own press event about 50 yards from where Reid held one. “We’re simply trying to be able to spend our own money.”

“I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up,” Reid (Nev.) told his fellow Democrat.

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At their own news conference on the Capitol grounds Wednesday, Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) highlighted the partisan contradictions while detailing the drastic effect of the cash crunch on the District government — including schools, health care, services for the disabled and senior programs.

“Democrats, at this critical moment, have abandoned their long-held principles,” Norton said, calling it “shameful ... to hold the city’s local funds hostage to make a federal point.”

In a particular jab at Democrats, the event featured remarks from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who called on Reid and his allies to pass a D.C. funding bill — and at one point alluded to a favored bit of tea party rhetoric.

“I cannot help but notice your license plates say ‘No Taxation Without Representation,’” Issa said. “Perhaps they should say, ‘Federal government, don’t tread on me,’ instead.”

Gray thanked Issa for his support and told a supportive crowd of hundreds to push Democrats to “act now” on a D.C. funding bill. As soon as the event wrapped up, Gray walked over to the separate event being held by Senate Democrats on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol.

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Local television reporters began shouting at Reid: “What does ‘don’t screw it up’ mean?”

Reid ignored the questions and walked away surrounded by aides and security guards, at one point telling reporters that “of course” he supports giving the District the budgetary flexibility needed to continue operating during the partial shutdown.

Norton left a few minutes later after being approached by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who was heard telling her “we’ve got your back.”

After Reid left the steps, Gray got into a heated exchange with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who attempted to explain the Hill Democrats’ position to the mayor. “We’ve got to open up this government for all the good people, in D.C., Maryland, Virginia,” she said.

Gray replied to Boxer: “We’re just asking to spend our own money — our own money, not the federal money.”



lynxcat
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Uh oh..........


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Wild Thang
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DonChowder
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I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay?
That is just dripping with sleaze.



NC_Tigah
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Teddy Ruxpin
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That was actually kind of neat


MJM
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a mayor, lol

yea a huge crack, i tell ya


GumboPot
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I this the final straw?

Probably not. It's going to take a little longer for the Dems to cave and they will. All the spending bills are there for Reid to bring to a Senate floor vote, except for Obamacare of course.


CptBengal
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they will break. as soon as the polls turn even, and they are moving that direction...they will break.


deltaland
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Dems are weaker minded and cave under pressure. GOP should have done this a long time ago

The hissy fit by the liberals has been glorious to watch


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NC_Tigah
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yea a huge crack, i tell ya
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MJM
57 cracks in the House. At least one in the Senate.

. . . and yes . . . the Mayor of DC challenging the Senate majority leader, and two other Senators during a national press conference is a huge crack.


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Sentrius
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“I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up,” Reid (Nev.) told his fellow Democrat.


What the frick is this supposed to mean?


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as soon as the polls turn even

excessively optimistic, imo


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Zephyrius
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And the pawns will still vote 90% for their ruling class...


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LSUGrrrl
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“I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up,” Reid (Nev.) told his fellow Democrat.

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What the frick is this supposed to mean?


"After the election, I'll have a lot more freedom"

This post was edited on 10/9 at 8:36 pm


matthew25
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We just witnessed the end of the Affordable Care Act. It will be over by Friday.


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idlewatcher
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What the frick is this supposed to mean?


Dem's master plan that is showing fissures

PAIN TRAIN AHEAD!


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