October 19th, 2010
05:26 PM ET
12 years ago

Reid slams Angle: She 'screws up...quite often'

(CNN) - What happened in Vegas surely won't stay there.

At a rally Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took a pointed jab at his GOP challenger, former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle.

"As I look out over this crowd, I really don't know what my opponent was talking about," Reid said. "Because you all look like Nevadans to me."

Reid's comments come one day after news surfaced that Angle told a group of Hispanic school children that "some of you look a little more Asian to me."

Angle's spokesman downplayed the remarks on Tuesday, saying they were taken out of context.

"Sharron is making the point that this country is a melting pot, and you cannot judge people based on stereotypes or the way they look," Jarrod Agen told CNN.

At the Vegas campaign stop, Reid slammed Angle for staying out of the spotlight after she makes controversial comments.

"Have you noticed that every time my opponent screws up, which is quite often, she goes into her bunker?" he asked. "She's now cancelling public events again. I guess it was her appearance at Rancho High School that put her back in her bunker."

"If you can't talk to the media while you're running for the United States Senate, you shouldn't be running for the United States Senate," Reid added.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. CaliforniaBC

    LOL!! Funny how whenever she says something stupid she and her staff come out saying "It was taken out of context." How many times does she think people are going to buy that excuse.

    October 19, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Right Harry! In the video of her calling some Latino students Asians, she said she has been called the "first Asian lawmaker in Nevada"....... what an insult to Asians! This woman is Caucasian, period. Why does she have to bring up .....race...... at all?
    If Angle the best the GOP can offer Nevada, they are in serious trouble!

    October 19, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. King

    Oh these american are really stupid to vote angler. Ive noticed that americans get angry. This health care is a travisty. Did your son got seen by the doctors and the insurance companies had to pay because they couldnt deny because of previous sicknesses, yea but i am mad oohh them dam demmies.

    October 19, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  4. Dave

    Harry is desparate.

    October 19, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  5. Republicans is smart in the head area

    What's hilarious is her spokesman's spin on her comment. "Some of you look a little more Asian to me" somehow translates into a celebration of America as a Melting Pot and a condemnation of stereotypes? Jarrod, whatever that crazy racist lady is paying you, it's not nearly enough.

    October 19, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  6. S. in California Laughing In Anticipation Of How Well Democrats Do At The Polls

    It's about time someone started pointing out what republicans REALLY think. Go Mr. Reid! Call her out! She's already crazy. It won't take much for her to REALLY go off the deep end. The woman is mentally UNstable.

    October 19, 2010 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  7. Mike

    Well. At least she does not look crazy! Talks crazy but....Oh well. Ok. She looks crazy also.

    October 19, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  8. Judas

    I’m no fan of Harry Reid, but a homicidal Ebola-ridden monkey ranks much higher in my book than Angle. Good for Harry! It’s just too bad he couldn’t find his stones during the debate and sent Angle packing all the way back to Crazytown.

    October 19, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  9. George

    Yes, Democrats, its almost showtime. Two Weeks. Its time to put this old dog Sharon Angle down for her nap.

    October 19, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  10. Voice of Reason

    "She screws up...quite often"

    Thank you Captain Obvious! In other Obvious news: She's a racist, and idiot, and delusional, too.

    October 19, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  11. Kenneth Close

    All this talk and not one idea of how to get the US out of the economic RUT!!!!!

    October 19, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  12. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" economics has only left a dribbling wet spot on working Americans's shoes!

    I still cannot fathom that Nevada is even considering voting out the most powerful Senator, for the most junior and least powerful Senator, who, if she does not win, is apt to start her "2nd Amendment" solutions right there in that liberal, Sodom and Gomorrah known as Las Vegas with the tea baggers wielding AK-47s in tow!

    October 19, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  13. valwayne

    Sen Reid has given Nevada the highest UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the nation! His good friend Obama nearly destroyed Las Vegas last year single handedly. As majority leader of the Senate, Senator Reid gave us the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, and more corrupt spending and debt than in all of our history outside of WWII. Our national UNEMPLOYMENT rate is 9.6% and expected to get worse with the next report. I would attack my opponent and not talk about my record if I were Sen Reid also!

    October 19, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  14. Bill

    Harry Reid spent $10,000,000 in the primary election so that he could run against his hand picked opponent in the general election cycle. So now, after the $10M bluk, bluk, bluk, primary where Reid operatives recorded some off-handed remark Sue Lowden made at a town meeting and panned it into an Angle win, Harry wants a repeat show in the general election where he is able to take some off-handed remark that Sharron Angle made and beat her over the head with it the way he did in the primaries with Lowden. If Nevadans re-elect Harry Reid they deserve everything they are getting.

    However, if Angle is somehow able to stand off the Reid war machine, she needs to know such a win is based on dislike for Reid more than endorsement of her. After all how the majority leader in the senate disavow any hand in the worst unemployment, highest foreclosure rate, most upside down mortgages state of affairs in Nevada????????

    October 19, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  15. George of the jungle

    People in Nevada need to wakr up and vote the repos out. You will be sorry if you vote these biggots in office.

    October 19, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  16. Ibrahim

    This lady is an idiot ! Period

    October 19, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  17. Sherri W.W.

    My Lord!~had heard Angle had said something about Asians`,but didnt know what until now.What she said would not be an appropriate thing to say to ANYONE,little lone a bunch of children!~Like him or not,which I do~Harry Reid does do a LOT for Nevada~brings a lot of "goodies"home,that NO new senator can bring for years!And S.Angle,like Miller,O`Donnell,R.Paul&several others have NOTHING to offer anyone,and not any way NEAR enough knowledge,to goveren even something small.To think people would put these characters in th U.S. Senate is actually unbelieveable to "normal" people!

    October 19, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
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