Always a class act.
Harry Reid wasted little time Monday picking up where he left off before the Senate’s summer recess: With partisan attacks on the Republican presidential ticket.
Moments after opening the Senate for its brief pre-election season, the Senate majority leader ridiculed Rep. Paul Ryan’s earlier assertion that he ran a marathon in less than three hours. Ryan has since acknowledged making “an honest mistake” after it was reported his actual time was about four hours.
But that didn’t stop Reid from taking a whack at Ryan from the Senate floor and attacking what he called the GOP vice presidential candidate’s fuzzy math.
“Being questioned by the press, he said he ran that in about two hours and 50 minutes,” Reid said. “That’s pretty fast. I’d like to take a minute and apply the Ryan math to my marathon times.”
Reid then recounted how he once ran the Boston marathon, which “using the Ryan math, my time would not have been a world’s record, but within minutes — minutes — of a world’s record.
“I could have made the Olympic team,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “Using the Ryan math, I would have been superb.”