Governor to Reid: ‘None of Your Damn Business’ Who I Appoint to Senate

by Meredith Shiner, Roll Call
February 17, 2014

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to mind his own “damn business” when the Nevada Democrat phoned him last year in an effort to influence his appointment to succeed Max Baucus in the Senate.

According to an account in the Helena Independent Record, Bullock told Montana reporters about his terse words with Reid. The phone call occurred before the administration’s announcement that Baucus would be nominated to be ambassador to China.

The Nevada Democrat had a big stake in the electability of Bullock’s pick. Reid’s party can lose no more than five Senate races to maintain his majority leader status, and the open-seat contest in Montana is one of the GOP’s top pick-up opportunities in November. Bullock, a Democrat, ultimately chose Lt. Gov. John Walsh, who was already running for Senate. Baucus announced his retirement from the Senate early last year.

“He wanted to weigh in on who I should choose and this was before it was even public,” Bullock said of Reid. “And I said it was none of your damn business.”

Bullock would not say whether Reid suggested a replacement for Baucus, telling reporters to reach out to the majority leader’s camp for confirmation. A Reid spokesperson declined comment.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • LInda says:

    Why do the people in Nevada keep electing this jerk?

    1. ray says:

      you must be talking about Reid. He is the only jerk I see here. I would have told him the same along with a few vile names that Reid has earned over the past 5 years.

    2. Robert A Hirschmann says:

      I think it was a fix. I live in Nevada and surely did not vote to get him reelected. I don’t know anybody who did. I think his dead followers got him reelected as well as the illegals.

  • Jeff says:

    The hell with Reid, his power will be dissolving soon. We are going to take our country back, and impeach obumber, and then trie him for treason!

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