Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may be truly concerned with the fate of funding the Department of Homeland Security, but he looked cool as a cucumber during his news conference Tuesday in the Ohio Clock Corridor.
Nearly two weeks after a second eye surgery was required as he recovers from a New Year’s Day exercise accident, a pair of dark shades have replaced the bandage once covering the Nevada Democrat’s right eye.
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It took just two minutes of reporters grilling the senator about what kind of GOP DHS funding plan Democrats would support before Reid was asked about his new look.
“We’re working on my beauty here,” Reid said, with two lingering bruises still gracing his right cheek. “I’ve got these on. Tomorrow we’re going to try some other things. I can see out of my right eye, just not very well. It hasn’t healed. I have to be a patient patient. I appreciate your interest, but it’s the best I can do.”
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