Reid the Fine Print

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“Like I told that clerk at Popeye’s:
I like light skinned ! Light skinned, you hear?
I don’t want none of that dark meat!”

Harry Ried
Senator, lawyer, democrat.
December 2, 1939 – December 28, 2021.
Aged 82 years.

Most recognized for: Politicians hate a filibuster… unless it’s their party that’s doing the filibustering. As majority Leader, Harry invoked the “nuclear option” in 2013 to end a Republican filibuster. Years later, the move became the precedent used to end a Democratic filibuster and appoint Trump’s Supreme Court justices.

Selected by: Pille