May 21st, 2010
02:05 PM ET
12 years ago

After tiff, Reid praises Scott Brown

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Sen. Harry Reid praised Sen. Scott Brown in the wake of the Senate's passage of Wall Street reform."]Washington (CNN) – When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praised Sen. Scott Brown at a news conference late Thursday for his "courageous" vote in favor of a financial regulatory bill, it was a marked change from what the Nevada Democrat had said about the Massachusetts Republican a few days earlier.

"I so appreciate what he did," Reid said of Brown, one of only four Republicans to vote for passage of the bill.

Reid had previously accused Brown of breaking his promise to vote to end a filibuster of the bill Tuesday. Brown denied he had broken any pledge and blamed Reid's leadership team for failing to fully convey to Reid the conditions for his vote.

"We had a hiccup," Reid said Thursday night, for the first time sharing responsibility with Brown for the mishap. "But it was a mistake that both of us made. There's no irreparable damage here. We both understand each other well."

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  1. neonmadman

    I think it's so ironic that Scott Brown has crossed the aisle to vote with the Democratic party on several occasions so far. When they thought they could use him to stop the healthcare bill even the rightwingers couldn't wait to give him their support. All while threatening Republic party members with cutting off their funds if they didn't adhere to the party line. They new Mr Brown was a moderate but that was okay if they could stop Obama. I applaud Mr Brown for being the kind of politician thats not afraid to vote his conscience instead of what the SS troopers demand.

    May 21, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. gt

    the sooner that reid is gone the better this country will be,,,, idiot...

    May 21, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Reid.......your days are numbered, in Washington.

    May 21, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Tulsa

    Soon Mr. Brown will be "targeted" by the tea-baggers for whatever they "target" people for.
    I for one am glad to see someone who looks to care about the Country and the People before party ideology.
    Mr. Reed, keep communicating and passing legislation.
    Get the spending down. Start with the Sec. Def's desire to cut the bloated military contracts that the country does not need and the military does not want.

    May 21, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. J. Samuel Cook

    As a Democrat, I praise Brown for his courage in voting against the special interests and for the people.

    May 21, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. American against Illegals!

    Reid is speaking out of both sides of his mouth! How many more days does Reid have? Not many!!

    May 21, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Scott Brown is a rare Republican because he isn't tainted with evil and is a clear minded thinker. I'm a Democrat and I like what I see in Scott Brown almost as much as President Obama.

    May 21, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  8. Zeke

    Every incumbent candidate running against a Democrat in the upcoming November election; your campaign just became very cheap and easy! Get your hands on a copy of that tape of all the Democrats giving a standing ovation after the mexican president trashed the US. yesterday. Focus the footage on the Democrat you are running against and make one commercial out of it. Run that commercial on every channel as often as you can and that is all you will have to do to beat your opponent this fall!

    May 21, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. w l jones

    Sen.Read is an intellect by looking at both side of a problem an came to the concludion theirs were a misunderstanding on both side which they resole without hard feeling. Not like an other said something and turn mouth not knowing the 1964 civil right law help more poor white male in this country than collored, also even policeman in most small town USA. not to mention Women.

    May 21, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. silvertop

    Another play of politics by Reid. This report should have included what the promise and conditions for Brown's vote are.
    Elsewhere, it was reported that Brown gave Reid the vote because Reid promised something for Massachusettes (fixed for one year?).
    Same political game with Nelson, Lincoln and who else ...

    May 21, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. Larry

    I will be the first to call it. Democrats will win many more seats in November than what is currently being predicted. Kentucky, Florida, and Pennsylvania will be be won by Democrats, and Reid will prevail in Nevada.

    May 21, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |