It seems that Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid cannot make up his mind over whether he views the lives of children as valuable.
After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Reid stated that “we have no greater responsibility than keeping our most vulnerable and most precious resource – our children – safe. And every idea should be on the table as we discuss how best to do just that.”
A bill is on the table that would allow funding for the National Institutes of Health, which is a research center that is a strong force in treating patients with cancer. The NIH was affected by the recent government shutdown and has been forced to turn away patients. When asked by a CNN reporter whether he would want to help patients with cancer, Reid initially evaded the question. The reporter pressed, asking a second time: “if you could help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?”
Reid’s answer?: “Why would we want to do that?”
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