(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting the demise of the Tea Party movement.
"The Tea Party was born because of the economy," Reid said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" set to air Sunday. "The economy is probably the worst it's ever been except for maybe the great depression. The Tea Party will disappear as soon as the economy gets better and the economy's getting better all the time."
The Nevada Democrat narrowly won reelection in November against Sharron Angle, a Tea Party-backed Republican candidate.