Democratic Louisiana US Senator Mary Landrieu has called the Tea Party “reckless”, “irresponsible” and “radical” for the US government shutdown.
Landrieu, who headed a press conference at the Capitol today as the chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, along with Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and small business owners, said the shutdown should end before conference negotiations begins.
She also said that the Tea Party wants to shut down the government.
In her attacks against the Tea Party, she said that the group has gone from the nation’s capitol to Main Street and that banks, small businesses, military installations small business loans are being impacted by their “shenanigans”.
The Senator said that $93 million dollars in loan every day throughout the nation have been stopped including $500,000 daily to Louisiana.
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She also said that Gulf Coast Bank reported yesterday an impact of $1.8 million dollars.
Watch the excerpts of Senator Landrieu’s remarks below and responses to questions from the media:
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Earlier today, the Republican National Senator Committee circulated an email asking “Does Landrieu stand by Reid?”
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Moments ago, Majority Leader Harry Reid hit a new low.
When asked by CNN why he isn’t willing to help even one child who has cancer, Reid responded: “Why would we want to do that?”
This is not an exaggeration. How out-of-touch and heartless can Senate Democrats be?
We’ve been calling for Harry Reid to be retired for quite some time now, but Reid's bombastic remarks are simply unacceptable. It’s time to #RetireReid.
A vote for Mary Landrieu is a vote for Harry Reid. Does Mary Landrieu continue to support heartless Harry Reid?
The video, however, shows that Reid's response also included these comments "Why would we want to do that? I have 1100 people at Dulles Air Force Base sitting home. They have problems of their own."
He also criticized Dana Bash for asking the question.
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