Reid redux

Former U.S. senator Harry Reid of Nevada said he is appalled that Republicans do not call their leader to account.

“Why would they be afraid of him?” Democrat Reid told New York Times reporter Carol Hulse in an interview last week during a visit to D.C. “It should be just the opposite. … Pick any one thing you want. No one says anything. They have become acolytes for Trump.”

Reid spends most of his time in Nevada. He signed on as a consultant to MGM, which supports a public policy school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Reid and former Republican U.S. House speaker John Boehner co-chair the school.

On March 22, at an MGM casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Reid held a luncheon for retired Senate Democrats like himself, including his predecessor as Democratic leader, Tom Daschle, and 11 other top names of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Reid and former senator and secretary of state John Kerry appeared in Reno this week, speaking at the University of Nevada, Reno campus on bipartisanship, a practice that used to be common in U.S. politics.