Marine Corps furious with Harry Reid
Did Senator exploit tragic Marine accident in Nevada?
- Duration 5:29
- Date Mar 20, 2013
Did Senator exploit tragic Marine accident in Nevada?
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The next segment tonight earlier this week seven Marines were killed eight others injured when a mortar blew up in Hawthorne Nevada.
Senator Harry Reid who's from that state quickly exploited the issue.
Angering the Marine Corps.
This question should go away.
If you cut already huge amounts of money and deficit reduction that's just not appropriate.
That have more military can't train and -- -- -- mastering these.
Men and women are Marines were trained there and often.
And with the sequester it's gonna cut the stuff back.
Now I can tell you Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied.
This exercise for example was planned well in advance had nothing to do with the budget cuts there were no corners cut.
You know one of the coast of the five Democrat Bob Beckel is what I object to the -- is exploiting the deaths of these Marines.
Who were just out in Nevada because that.
Terrain is similar to Afghanistan and they had a mortar hit a mortar malfunction blew up could happen anywhere at any time nothing to do with this question he exploits this for political gain.
I mean it's just awful is about them.
-- of say one thing Harry hasn't got a unique ability to use wrong words wrong time however in his defense he never ever associated through those together.
-- now who went -- when we just heard him do that we always say this request there.
And this is terrible and -- and they we don't have enough money to train our.
We just heard him say -- yes you've heard -- that you heard wrong.
I heard it wrong you did because he did not say that was -- question was the reason that these things Japanese rates he said it.
It's because we don't have the funds to properly train the military enough for somebody who's well -- you usually are you really not just -- Here's the but look -- -- act now now.
I'm gonna read very slowly so you get it.
This I don't -- is usually all hadn't thrown in Iraq.
Because I want the folks are here to sequester should go away reed point to this a question.
We have caught already huge amounts of money -- deficit reduction it's just not appropriate.
All right Mr.
President that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary tying it directly into the sequester.
These men and women our Marines were training here in half on and with this -- -- -- it's going to cut this stuff back.
Now Beckel please he's keys to -- he is exploiting.
He's making the sequester the issue in the training them.
Let me let me say is they want to anti -- you may be exploited but O'Reilly here's the difference he did not say you -- read that they and he did not say sit in the future.
This could be a similar situation happened he didn't say the future he didn't mention Maggette did not like the two of these together directly it's a question of semantics we can argue about let's not waste -- time.
I'm telling you he changed so -- his timing was bad his timing was terrible.
That when the email coming and I guarantee you.
It's going to be a hundred to one against you on that issue Glenn also you know do so you'd know -- and I mean do politics it's gonna people.
Here what is set I understand that and I leadership the leadership of the Democratic Party.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi -- all right.
-- being the strongest -- being the weakest where -- -- About seeing I mean I think both of them say yeah well yeah I mean defense of -- situation room when that it was one that -- you sit.
Obama never did -- for political reasons I stood up and defend that which is not easy when -- -- something like this.
Which united -- I disagree about this connection there but nonetheless the time it was terrible.
Those are the kind of things indicate to me these people who don't have a political year on the ground what's going on this country and that's you have to do these are very difficult political times.
-- would you say you are so you are saying that the democratic leadership on the hill on Capitol Hill.
He's a seat I would say that -- all right compared to other ones I've workers.
Why why why isn't it more vibrant then because I agree with you I would give.
Was for removing Saddam Hussein you know I read that a Wall Street Journal tonight yeah I know a lot of people were I was not but she she was -- -- Hillary was you know I'm not let I was pretty interstate.
Good -- -- informed but.
That you know that -- the answer I think his.
If they stay at -- jobs for so long you know that it used to be majority leaders in and speakers are Arab minority leaders -- majority -- Moved quickly either up or out they've been around long time I think about it -- that and that job for.
You know eighteen years she's been in that job I thought you can -- when they lost the majority.
And the problem is you get how surprised -- you -- sanitized.
And that means that you only know how to speak in that kind of language -- -- America.
Partisan language either and it's true I mean when you start to think and partisan way -- not looking for solutions you looking for -- -- our legislative speak.
You know Beckel you look a little like the Easter Bunny today and I -- and I blue and -- gone on and everything uses the arrival of spring and back are.
-- trying to -- -- -- quickly and -- a smile -- -- face -- -- well since it won the debate about parity he's Illini went -- -- that's okay.
But you're probably outnumbered a hundred to 100.
To -- then -- -- -- I finally got my name -- movie right now.